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I have colleagues at ICANN and I don’t believe that the cherry-picking Gérard has done correctly reflects the intent of that organization. 

On 13 Apr 2014, at 12:39, Gérard Lang-Marconnet <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Dear Peter,
> As you seem to have doubts about the fact that "administrative use" defined in ISO 3166-1:2006 (or quasi-equivalently the list of languages defined in Part 3 of the "Technical reference Manual for the standardization of Geographical Names" edited in 2007 as document M87 of the UNGEGN) could have external use, I join to the present message an ICANN report (Final report IDN ccNSO Policy Development Process) dated 29 May 2013 by Bart Boswinkel.
> Notably, see point "Distinguished Languages" as defined in point "D: A meaningful representation of the name of a territory must be in a Distinguished Language of the Territory" of the "2.1.2: Criteria for the selection  of an IDN ccTLD string" within "2.1: Policy Recommendations IDN ccTLD Strings Selection Criteria, Requirements and Process" of "2: Recommendations", pages 8-9.
> Let me add that Bart is the substitute of Jaap Akkerhuis as ICANN's  representative in the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency.
> Bien cordialement.
> Gérard Lang

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