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Date Correspondence Sender Affiliation Issue Related Correspondence
28 November 2019 Letter from ECA to ICANN Secretary Approving the Fundamental Bylaws Amendment regarding IANA Naming Function Review Team Composition [Published on 29 November 2019] EC Administration Approval Action Secretary's Notice of Board Approval of Fundamental Bylaws Amendment re IANA Naming Function Review Team Composition
27 November 2019 Letter from GNSO Council to ECA Supporting the Fundamental Bylaws Amendment regarding IANA Naming Function Review Team Composition [Published on 28 November 2019] GNSO Approval Action Secretary's Notice of Board Approval of Fundamental Bylaws Amendment re IANA Naming Function Review Team Composition
27 November 2019 Notice from ASO to ECA Supporting the Fundamental Bylaws Amendment regarding IANA Naming Function Review team Composition [Published on 27 November 2019] ASO Approval Action Secretary's Notice of Board Approval of Fundamental Bylaws Amendment re IANA Naming Function Review Team Composition
26 November 2019 Letter from ECA to ICANN Secretary Confirming the ALAC Appointment for ICANN Board Seat 15 [Published on 27 November 2019] EC Administration Designation of Board Seat 15 Notice from ALAC to ECA on Board Seat 15 Appointment
26 November 2019 Letter from GAC to ECA Supporting the Fundamental Bylaws Amendment regarding IANA Naming Function Review Team Composition [Published on 26 November 2019] GAC Approval Action Secretary's Notice of Board Approval of Fundamental Bylaws Amendment re IANA Naming Function Review Composition
22 November 2019 Letter from ccNSO Council to ECA Supporting the Fundamental Bylaws Amendment regarding IANA Naming Function Review Team Composition [Published on 25 November 2019] ccNSO Approval Action Secretary's Notice of Board Approval of Fundamental Bylaws Amendment re IANA Naming Function Review Composition
16 November 2019 Notice from ALAC to ECA on Board Seat 15 Appointment [Published on 18 November 2019] ALAC Designation of Board Seat 15  
15 November 2019 Notice from ASO to ECA Confirming the Change of the ASO Representative to ECA [Published on 18 November 2019] ASO Confirmation of Representative to ECA  
6 November 2019

Letter from GNSO Council to ICANN Secretary Confirming the GNSO Representative to ECA

[Published on 7 November 2019]

GNSO Council Interim appointment of representative to ECA  
23 October 2019

Letter from ECA to ICANN Secretary Announcing the Expiry of Rejection Action Board Notice re SSAC Leadership Terms

Letter from ECA to ICANN Secretary Announcing the Expiry of Rejection Action Board Notice re RSSAC Leadership

[Published on 23 October 2019]

EC Administration Empowered Community's Power to Reject

Secretary's Notice of Board Approval of Standard Bylaws Amendment re SSAC Leadership Terms

Secretary's Notice of Board Approval of Standard Bylaws Amendment re RSSAC Leadership Composition

19 September 2019 Notice from ALAC to ECA Supporting the Fundamental Bylaws Amendment regarding IANA Naming Function Review Team Composition [Published on 28 November 2019] ALAC Approval Action Secretary's Notice of Board Approval of Fundamental Bylaws Amendment re IANA Naming Function Review Team Composition
13 September 2019

Secretary's Notice of Board Approval of Standard Bylaws Amendment re SSAC Leadership Terms

Secretary's Notice of Board Approval of Standard Bylaws Amendment re RSSAC Leadership Composition

[Published on 19 September 2019]

ICANN Secretary Empowered Community's Power to Reject  
13 September 2019

Secretary's Notice of Board Approval of Fundamental Bylaws Amendment re IANA Naming Function Review Composition [Published on 19 September 2019]

ICANN Secretary Empowered Community's Power to Approve  
26 August 2019

Letter from ECA to ICANN Secretary Confirming the NomCom Selection for ICANN Board Seat 4

Letter from ECA to ICANN Secretary Confirming the NomCom Selection for ICANN Board Seat 5

Letter from ECA to ICANN Secretary Confirming the NomCom Selection for ICANN Board Seat 6

[Published on 28 August 2019]

EC Administration Designation of Board Seats 4, 5, and 6 Letter from NomCom to EC Administration on 2019 NomCom Selected Nominees to ICANN Board
19 August 2019 Letter from NomCom to EC Administration on 2019 NomCom Selected Nominees to ICANN Board [Published on 28 August 2019] NomCom Designation of Board Seats 4, 5, and 6  
24 July 2019 Letter from ECA to ICANN Secretary Announcing the Expiry of Rejection Action Board Notice [Published on 25 July 2019] EC Administration Termination of Rejection Action

Secretary's Notice of Board Approval of Five-Year Strategic Plan for FY21-25

2 July 2019 Secretary's Notice of Board Approval of Five-Year Strategic Plan for FY21-25 [Published on 3 July 2019] ICANN Secretary Empowered Community's Power to Reject  
31 May 2019 Letter from ECA to ICANN Secretary Announcing the Expiry of Rejection Action Board Notices [Published on 3 June 2019] EC Administration Termination of 2 Rejection Actions

Secretary's Notice of Board Approval of FY20 Operating Plan and Budget

Secretary's Notice of Board Approval of Updates to Five Year Operating Plan 2020

8 May 2019 Secretary's Notice of Board Approval of FY20 Operating Plan and Budget [Published on 14 May 2019] ICANN Secretary Empowered Community's power to Reject  
8 May 2019 Secretary's Notice of Board Approval of Updates to Five Year Operating Plan 2020 [Published on 14 May 2019] ICANN Secretary Empowered Community's power to Reject  
28 March 2019 Letter from ECA to ICANN Secretary Confirming the ASO Selection for ICANN Board Seat 10 [Published on 29 March 2019] EC Administration Designation of Board Seat 10 Notice from ASO to ECA on Board Seat 10 Selection
26 March 2019 Notice from ASO to ECA on Board Seat 10 Selection [Published on 27 March 2019] EC Administration Designation of Board Seat 10  
14 March 2019 Letter from ECA to ICANN Secretary Confirming the GNSO Selection for ICANN Board Seat 13 [Published on 15 March 2019] EC Administration Designation of Board Seat 13 Notice from GNSO to ECA on ICANN Board 13 Selection [Published on 15 March 2019]
14 March 2019 Notice from GNSO to ECA on ICANN Board 13 Selection [Published on 15 March 2019] GNSO Designation of Board Seat 13  
1 March 2019 Letter from ECA to ICANN Secretary Announcing the Expiry of Rejection Action Board Notice [Published on 4 March 2019] EC Administration Termination of Rejection Action Secretary's Notice of Board Approval of FY20 IANA Budget
31 January 2019 Secretary's Notice of Board Approval of FY20 IANA Budget [Published on 1 February 2019] ICANN Secretary Empowered Community's Power to Reject  
31 January 2019 Notice from ASO to ECA Confirming the Change of the ASO Representative to ECA [Published on 1 February 2019] ASO Confirmation of Representative to ECA  
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""icann.org"" is not an IDN."