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2018 | 2017

Date Correspondence Sender Affiliation Issue Related Correspondence
25 October 2018 Letter from GNSO Council to ICANN Secretary Confirming the GNSO Representative to ECA [Published on 2 November 2018] GNSO Council Interim appointment of representative to ECA  
19 October 2018 Letter from ALAC to ICANN Secretary Confirming the ALAC Representative to ECA [Published on 21 October 2018] ALAC Confirmation of Representative to ECA  
19 September 2018 Letter from EC Administration to ICANN Secretary Confirming NomCom Selection for ICANN Board Seat 2 [Published on 27 September 2018] EC Administration Designation of Board Seat 2 Letter from NomCom to EC Administration on 2018 NomCom Selected Nominee to ICANN Board
16 September 2018 Letter from NomCom to EC Administration on 2018 NomCom Selected Nominee to ICANN Board [Published on 17 September 2018] NomCom Designation of Board Seat 2 Letter from NomCom to EC Administration on 2018 NomCom Selected Nominees to ICANN Board

15 August 2018

Letter from ECA to ICANN Secretary Confirming the NomCom Selection for ICANN Board Seat 1

Letter from ECA to ICANN Secretary Confirming the NomCom Selection for ICANN Board Seat 2

Letter from ECA to ICANN Secretary Confirming the NomCom Selection for ICANN Board Seat 3

[Published on 16 August 2018]

EC Administration

Designation of Board Seats 1, 2, and 3

Letter from NomCom to EC Administration on 2018 NomCom Selected Nominees to ICANN Board

2 August 2018 Letter from NomCom to EC Administration on 2018 NomCom Selected Nominees to ICANN Board [Published on 6 August 2018] NomCom Designation of Board Seats 1, 2, and 3  
15 July 2018 Letter from ECA to ICANN Secretary Announcing the Expiry of Rejection Action Board Notice [Published on 10 August 2018] EC Administration Termination of Rejection Action

Secretary`s Notice of Board Approval of Update to FY19 Five Year Operating Plan

Secretary`s Notice of Board Approval of FY19 Operating Plan and Budget

15 July 2018 Letter from ECA to ICANN Secretary Announcing the Expiry of Rejection Action Board Notice [Published on 10 August 2018] EC Administration Termination of Rejection Action

Secretary`s Notice on Standard Bylaw Amendments

Clarification of Secretary`s Notice on Standard Bylaw Amendments

6 June 2018 Letter from ECA to ICANN Secretary confirming the ASO Representative for ICANN Board Seat 9 [Published on 24 June 2018] EC Admininstration Designation of Board Seat 9  
1 June 2018 Secretary`s Notice of Board Approval of FY19 Operating Plan and Budget [Published on 24 June 2018] ICANN Secretary Empowered Community's Power to Reject  
1 June 2018 Secretary's Notice of Board Approval of Update to FY19 Five Year Operating Plan [Published on 5 June 2018] ICANN Secretary Empowered Community's Power to Reject  
21 May 2018 Clarification of Secretary`s Notice on Standard Bylaw Amendments [Published on 24 May 2018] ICANN Secretary Empowered Community`s Power to Reject Secretary`s Notice on Standard Bylaw Amendments
19 May 2018 Secretary's Notice on Standard Bylaw Amendments [Published on 24 May 2018] ICANN Secretary Empowered Community's Power to Reject  
30 April 2018 Notice from ASO to ECA on Board Seat 9 Selection [Published on 11 May 2018] ASO Designation of Board Seat 9  
24 April 2018 Notice from ASO to ICANN Secretary Confirming the Change of the ASO Representative to ECA [Published on 27 April 2018] ASO Confirmation of representative to ECA  
3 March 2018 Letter from ECA to ICANN Secretary Announcing the Expiry of Rejection Action Board Notice [Published on 6 March 2018] EC Administration Termination of Rejection Action Secretary's Notice on IANA's FY19 Budget
8 February 2018 Secretary's Notice on IANA's FY19 Budget [Published on 9 February 2018] ICANN Secretary Empowered Community's Power to Reject  
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."