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Fundamental Bylaws Amendment re IANA Naming Function Review Composition

Approval Action Community Forum Period
Approval Action Decision Period
Forum Phase
 
Decision Phase
 

13 SEP

30 Days, can be extended if Forum is held at ICANN Meeting

 

21 Days

 

24 Hours

 

13 SEP

Approval Action Community Forum Period(Forum Phase)
30 Days, can be extended if Forum is held at ICANN Meeting

 

Approval Action Decision Period(Decision Phase)
21 Days

 

Approval Action Decision Period(Decision Phase)
24 Hours

 

GreenStart: Delivery of a Board Notice for an Approval Action

Fundamental Bylaws Amendment re IANA Naming Functions Review Composition

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ACTION STARTED ON 13 SEPTEMBER 2019 

Correspondence For: Fundamental Bylaws Amendment re IANA Naming Functions Review Composition

Date Correspondence Sender Affiliation Issue Related Correspondence
         
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  
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."