The Ministry of IT, Govt of Pakistan has been actively working on the development of IDN ccTLC (Internationalized Domain Names) (country code Top-Level Domain). ICANN has approved the application for Pakistan and the delegation process, which includes specification of ccTLD structure and policies etc. is under way.
Formation of the registry will enable all Pakistanis to register domain names in Urdu instead of traditional ASCII English, which is the only promote development of localized content but it will also be beneficial to masses who can only read and write in Urdu.
In this context, Center for Language Engineering, Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science, UET Lahore is organizing a workshop with an aim to provide a platform to all stakeholders to give their feedback and comments on policy issues related to IDN ccTLD in Pakistan.
The workshop will be held on April 20, 2012. those who cannot attend the workshop in person can still give their feedback through the online survey from which will be active till April 19, 2012.
Agenda of the meeting includes:
- Domain registration requirements
- Registry governance, business and regulatory model
- Registry operational policies
You can conform you participation in the meeting in Lahore by emailing to ‘email@example.com’.