This workshop is going to present and discuss alternative ( ie not managed by ICANN ) naming and addressing systems.
1) The Handle system, (a general purpose distributed information system that provides efficient, extensible, and secure HDL identifier and resolution services for use on networks such as the Internet. It includes an open set of protocols, a namespace, and a reference implementation of the protocols. The original version of the Handle System technology was developed with support from DARPA.)
and its current applications such as the The Digital Object Identifier System managed and developed by the International DOI Foundation, and CrossRef:
2) Net4D , ( presented at the Thirteenth Meeting of the Telecommunication Development Advisory Group (TDAG) ( 06 - 08 February 2008, ITU, Geneva ). relies on different classes available in accoridance with RFC 2929 and ICANN recommended approach ( May 2001 ) and proposes an UTF-8 homogenous system.
The inadequacy of the current DNS to fully support linguistic diversity stems form the fact that, in order to send mail to the procedure is undluly complicated becausei the recipient name is coded with UTF-8 et the domain name with the Puny Code