The scope of the group is to investigate the possible means of doing this and what methods are feasible given the technical impact they will have on the use of such names by humans as well as application programs, as well as the impact on other users and administrators of the domain name system.
A fundamental requirement in this work is to not disturb the current use and operation of the domain name system, and for the DNS to continue to allow any system anywhere to resolve any domain name.
The group will not address the question of what, if any, body should administer or control usage of names that use this functionality.
The group must identify consequences to the current deployed DNS infrastructure, the protocols and the applications as well as transition scenarios, where applicable.
The WG will actively ensure good communication with interested groups who are studying the problem of internationalized access to domain names.
The Action Item(s) for the Working Group are
1. An Informational RFC specifying the requirements for providing Internationalized access to domain names. The document should provide guidance for development solutions to this problem, taking localized (e.g. writing order) and related operational issues into consideration.
2. An Informational RFC or RFC's documenting the various proposals and Implementations of Internationalization (i18n) of Domain Names. The document(s) should also provide a technical evaluation of the proposals by the Working Group.
3. A standards track specification on access to internationalized domain names including specifying any transition issues.
|Done||  ||First draft of the requirements document|
|Done||  ||Presentation and discussion at IETF-Adelaide|
|Done||  ||Second version of the requirement document|
|Done||  ||Final discussion on the requirement document|
|Aug 00||  ||Req document wg last call|
|Sep 00||  ||First draft of comparaison document|
|Dec 00||  ||Final discussion of comparaison document|
|Dec 00||  ||Protocol RFC first draft|
|Jan 01||  ||Comparaison document wg last call|
|Mar 01||  ||Protocol RFC second draft|
|Mar 01||  ||Transition RFC first draft|
|Jun 01||  ||Protocol RFC wg last call|
|Jun 01||  ||Transition RFC second draft|
|Sep 01||  ||Transition RFC wg last call|
Current Meeting ReportNone received.