Originally Posted by tee1
(Andrea??? not sure on the name)
Chuck Gomes (gnso chairman and verisign naming vp) asked Andrei Kolesnikov (gnso member and cctld.ru general director)
One of many written examples on the topic, this one from latest new gtld v4:
4.7 IDN Variants Handling. If Registry Operator offers Internationalized Domain Names (IDN), the
Variant Table and Registration Policy must be deposited with the IANA IDN Practices Repository,
Depending on the Registration Policy in place in the Registry; for a particular IDN, there may be
multiple variant domains either registered, reserved or blocked:
(1) If the IDN variant is actually registered, bundled with its canonical domain name in the Registry
system, the variant shall be tagged as “registered”.
MAY 2010 DRAFT NEW GTLD AGREEMENT SPECIFICATIONS
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(2) If only the holder of the canonical domain name is allowed to register the IDN variant but it is not
actually registered, the variant shall be tagged as “reserved”.
(3) If the IDN variant is considered undesirable for registration, the variant shall be tagged as