By Chris J Dillon, on 17 December 2014
For the last year I’ve been co-chairing an ICANN working group on Translation and Transliteration of Contact Information,
an issue which will arise once the current ASCII-based Whois directory of domain name contacts is replaced by a system
allowing domain name holders to input data in their own languages and scripts.
Yesterday was the big day, as the WG’s initial report was opened to
public comment and will stay open till February 1.