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Free IDN TLD Training for ICANN IDN Top-Level Domain Name Applicants

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MyTLD announces free IDN training sessions for IDN TLD applicants in need.

MyTLD is excited to announce a new initiative to support applicants for new IDN TLDs.

With ICANN's recently announced approval of the launch of the New gTLD Program it is critical that support is given to applicants for IDN gTLDs that do not hold the financial or technical ressources to participate. We have previosuly been writing about the importance of ensuring that communities in all scripts and languages are able to take part. See for example http://mytld.com/blog/3013-making_idn_gtlds_attractive_safe_icann_internationalized_domain_name_tld_program.html

ICANN announced this week in Singapore a financial contribution of 2 million US$ in support for applicants from developing countries [details to be provided].

MyTLD is supporting this initiative by offering FREE IDN training sessions. The sessions will be conducted one-on-one by Tina Dam and will contain the following aspects:

  • IDN functionality
  • review of IDN limitations in various applications and suggestions of IDN TLD actitivies to help reduce the limitations
  • what considerations you need to make when you select your IDN string (.idn)
  • security considerations
  • development of the required IDN tables
  • information about how to make sure you fulfill the ICANN IDn Guidelines and the IDNA protocol
  • specific information about what to keep in mind in your script/language selection
  • recommendation for back-end registry operator (if you do not operate your own TLD)
  • recommendations generally for your IDN gTLD application to ICANN with respect to IDN related criteria

The free training sessions are available to certain community members only. In order to be eligible you need to be an IDN gTLD applicant and you need to be from a developing country or territory clearly in need of assistance and clearly with no techncal or financial means.

If your are an IDN ccTLD Fast Track applicant with the same need, then we can tailor the session around IDN ccTLD Fast Track requirements instead.

Please contact tina@mytld.com for more details and to arrange for a free training session.

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IDN, IDN ccTLD, ICANN, new gTLD, FastTrack

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