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ICANN52 Singapore

ICANN's 52nd Public Meeting took place in
Singapore from 8 – 12 February.

On this page, you will find information from the Meeting as well as helpful ICANN 52 links.

For additional information please visit the ICANN 52 Singapore meeting website.

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Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy New Year! by Kelvin Wong [10 February 2015]

ICANN 52 Day 2: Welcome to ICANN 52 in Singapore by Kuek Yu-Chuang [9 February 2015]

ICANN52 Day 2: At-Large/ALAC Helps to Shape the Internet's Future at ICANN 52 by Dr. Heidi Ullrich [8 February 2015]

Countdown to ICANN 52: Newcomer Program by Janice Douma Lange [7 February 2015]

Countdown to ICANN 52: Practice Makes Perfect for the ICANN Meetings, Meeting Technical Services and Language Services Teams [7 February 2015]

Joining the Global Discussion at ICANN 52 by Theresa Swinehart [6 February 2015]

Countdown to ICANN 52: Join Us for the SO/AC High Interest Topic Panel by David Olive [4 February 2015]

Getting Ready to Talk in Singapore by Chris Gift [4 February 2015]

Countdown to ICANN 52: Global Domains Division (GDD) Sessions by Akram Atallah [2 February 2015]

Countdown to ICANN 52: ICANN and the Year Ahead by Fadi Chehadé [2 February 2015]


ICANN 52 | Closing Interview

ICANN 52 | Press Conference

ICANN 52 | Opening Ceremony


Countdown to ICANN52: ICANN and the Year Ahead


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ICANN's President and CEO, Fadi Chehadé, at ICANN 52 | Singapore Welcome Ceremony
ICANN's Board of Directors Chairman, Steve Crocker, and Honorable Guest Speakers at ICANN 52 | Singapore Welcome Ceremony
Singapore's Minister of Communications, Dr. Yaacob bin Ibrahim, at ICANN 52 | Singapore Welcome Ceremony
Former President Clinton's Chief Internet Policy Advisor, Ira Magaziner, at ICANN 52 | Singapore Welcome Ceremony

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Domain Name System
Internationalized Domain Name ,IDN,"IDNs are domain names that include characters used in the local representation of languages that are not written with the twenty-six letters of the basic Latin alphabet ""a-z"". An IDN can contain Latin letters with diacritical marks, as required by many European languages, or may consist of characters from non-Latin scripts such as Arabic or Chinese. Many languages also use other types of digits than the European ""0-9"". The basic Latin alphabet together with the European-Arabic digits are, for the purpose of domain names, termed ""ASCII characters"" (ASCII = American Standard Code for Information Interchange). These are also included in the broader range of ""Unicode characters"" that provides the basis for IDNs. The ""hostname rule"" requires that all domain names of the type under consideration here are stored in the DNS using only the ASCII characters listed above, with the one further addition of the hyphen ""-"". The Unicode form of an IDN therefore requires special encoding before it is entered into the DNS. The following terminology is used when distinguishing between these forms: A domain name consists of a series of ""labels"" (separated by ""dots""). The ASCII form of an IDN label is termed an ""A-label"". All operations defined in the DNS protocol use A-labels exclusively. The Unicode form, which a user expects to be displayed, is termed a ""U-label"". The difference may be illustrated with the Hindi word for ""test"" — परीका — appearing here as a U-label would (in the Devanagari script). A special form of ""ASCII compatible encoding"" (abbreviated ACE) is applied to this to produce the corresponding A-label: xn--11b5bs1di. A domain name that only includes ASCII letters, digits, and hyphens is termed an ""LDH label"". Although the definitions of A-labels and LDH-labels overlap, a name consisting exclusively of LDH labels, such as"""" is not an IDN."