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Minutes of KR-JP Multilingual Internet Names Joint Meeting

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Date: April 9, 2000

Place: Coex Inter-continental hotel, Seoul
Participants :
KRNIC – Kilnam Chon, Kyoung Suk Kim, Dongman Lee, SunYoung Han,
        MyungKoo Kang, Byung Kyu Kim, Chanki Park, HyeYoung Kang,
        Jieun Park
JPNIC – Naomasa Maruyama, Yoshiro Yoneya, Takaharu Ui, Yasuhiro
Morishita,
        Yumi Ohashi

1. Information exchange on domestic issues
  o KR Multi-lingual Internet Names Activity Overview(Dongman Lee)
 -see Dongman Lee’s slides
  o JPNIC’s position paper on multilingual domain name issues(Maruyama)
– see Maruyama’s slides
  o There were discussions about initial thought on registration policy
and
dispute policy for multilingual Internet names.
  o JPNIC is planning to implement Japanese domain name system after
dispute
domain name resolution procedure is ready
  o Need positions how do we(KRNIC-JPNIC) deal with chartered TLD based
on
Chinese character.

2. Discussion on Regional Issues
1) Chinese character charted TLDs (Kilnam Chon)
   o Multilingual ccTLDs issues such as .china, .japan and .korea can be

     solved within country, however there are many issues related to
Chinese
     character chartered TLDs
   o There are interests in creating new TLDs based on Chinese haracters

     among many countries because Chinese is used by many countries.
   o Many things related Charted TLD need to be resolved before there
would
     be much confusion
   o International coordination is strongly recommended
   o Issues :
     – common name for chinese character chartered TLDs
     – registration policy
     – database management
     – harmonization between ccTLDs and chinese character chartered TLDs

2) Joint meeting and Workshop plan
   o Need to support existing APTLD activities on multilingual names
     –  iName mailing list
     – workshops(Multilingual Names Workshop(Feb., Jul., and Nov.),
       Chinese names workshop(May, ?, ?)

3) APTLD activities review on multilingual names including its working
   groups and workshops
    o See MINC Proposal BoF meeting summary and concept paper

3. Discussion on global issues
 1) Cooperation on MINC
  o Need active participation in WG and task force of MINC.
  o Next MINC meeting will be held in San Francisco on May 12 and 13.
  o The following has to be proposed to Code WG in MINC
   – charter definition
    * unicode
       utf-5, utf-8
       chinese characters
    * local language code(code set, encoding, etc)
       survey
       local/international language (eg Lao, Tamil…)<- how to
coordinate?
    * ISO 2022
   – Participants
     K. Kim
     Tashiro/Maruyama
     J. Seng-Singapore
     (HL Qian-China)
     (WS Chen-Taiwan)
     B. Semich-European

2) ICANN activity cooperation and coordination
  o AS ICANN has the authority over the root server, we’d better inform
this
    topic to ICANN
  o Even though IETF has resolved, separately we should make consensus
in
    ICANN for multilingual Internet names
  o In July, ICANN next meeting, we will propose ICANN DNSO
informational
    WG regarding multilingual Internet names
  o Need an active participation/commitment in IETF/IDN WG from
    Korea and Japan.

3) MINC Interoperability working group formation- Yoneya
  o Following steps are proposed for interoperability testing by Dr. Lee

    from KRNIC
   – identify test parameters
   – based on identified test parameter, develop test scenario
   – creating pseudo standards for interoperability testing
     and then make Milestone for each step

4. Issue List
   – How do we deal with chartered TLD based on Chinese character
   – How do we resolve name collision between trademarks/company name
   – Do we want to include non-local language characters in addition to
     English alphabet characters into local language character only
     domain names
   – How do we handle multiple multilingual domain names for each ASCII
     domain name, and multiple ASCII domain names for each multilingual
     domain name.
   – Identify side effect of 8bit clean DNS protocol
   – How do we support existing APTLD activities on multilingual names
     such as iname mail list and two kinds of workshops(multilingual
     names workshop(2,7,11), Chinese names workshop)
    → do we want to do it in the context of APTLD and/or MINC
    → how we can promote Chinese names workshop activity from non
Chinese
       speaking countries such as Japan and Korea
    – In July, ICANN meeting we will propose ICANN DNSO informational WG

      for multilingual domain names.
    – Active participation/commitment in IETF/IDN WG from Korea and
Japan.

5. Document list
 – KR Multi-lingual Internet Names Activity Overview
 – JPNIC’s position paper on multilingual domain name
issues(www.nic.ad.jp)
 – Multilingual Internet Names Consortium(MINC) Proposal BoF meeting
   summary(http://www.aptld.org/multilingual/minc0327)
 – Multilingual Internet Names Consortium(MINC) concept paper
   (http://www.aptld.org/multilingual/ConceptPaper)
 – Chinese character chartered TLDs

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