OTTAWA, Jan. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Internet Registration
Authority (CIRA) is today launching the second and final phase of its
consultation in the implementation of French characters (also known as
Internationalized Domain Names, or IDNs) in .CA domain names. .CA
holders and Canadian Internet users are invited to provide their
feedback on certain revisions to CIRA's proposed policy to help the
organization finalize its plan for launching IDNs later this year.
CIRA received a tremendous amount of feedback in the first round of its
public consultation held during twelve weeks last fall, with over 350
comments on the online forum and more than 50 submissions. CIRA engaged
The Strategic Counsel to analyze all of the responses following the
close of the public consultation. They prepared a corresponding report
which provides highlights of the responses and summarizes the key
themes of the feedback received. This report can be found on
"Internationalized Domain Names are critical to enable Canadians to
register and access domain names in both of Canada's official
languages," says Byron Holland, CIRA's President and CEO. "The level of
response we received during the first phase of the consultation
demonstrates how important this issue is to our Registrants."
Based on feedback received during the first round of the consultation,
CIRA has revised its proposed policy for the launch of IDNs for the
second round of consultations. The new proposal is available on
idnconsultation.ca. .CA Members, Registrants, Registrars and Canadian
Internet users are invited to comment online or to make submissions
until February 24, 2012.
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority is the member-driven
organization that manages Canada's .CA domain name registry, develops
and implements policies that support Canada's Internet community, and
represents the .CA registry internationally.
SOURCE Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)
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