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GDD Industry Summit | May 2017

GDD Industry Summit | Madrid | 8 - 11 May 2017 | Register Now!

The GDD Industry Summit provides contracted parties an opportunity to engage and address issues of mutual interest and importance. This forum enables direct and one-on-one interaction with members of ICANN's GDD team. It is not a typical ICANN meeting nor is it solely intended for discussions of policy.

Meet and Greet Welcome Reception: Monday 8 May (evening)
Sessions: Tuesday through Thursday, 9-11 May

More than 400 participants from 49 countries attended the 2016 GDD Summit in Amsterdam. Participants included gTLD, brand and geo registries, ICANN-accredited registrars, gTLD resellers, gTLD hosting providers and registry service providers.

Top Reasons to Attend

  • Learn from real-world experience of other registries, registrars, resellers and hosting providers.
  • Find solutions to issues relevant to your company.
  • Stay ahead of emerging and ongoing operational challenges.
  • Get quality face-to-face time with ICANN staff.
  • Network with other registries, registrars and supporting businesses.

Venue

Hotel NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding
Calle de Padre Damián, 23, 28036 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 53 73 00

ICANN has negotiated special rates at select nearby hotels, listed below. All rates are subject to availability and booking deadlines.

Hotel Distance to Venue (km) Single Room Rate Make a Reservation
Hotel NH Madrid Eurobuilding 0 171.60EUR (tax included) SOLD OUT - Check back for availability.
AC Hotel Aitana 0.6 165EUR (tax included) Click here
H10 Tribeca 1.1 130EUR + tax Send an email to mice.htr@h10hotels.com, for the attention of Lucía Moreno. Quote code "ICANN bedrooms."
Holiday Inn Madrid - Bernabeu 1.4 110EUR + tax Send an email to reservations@hi-madrid.com or call +91 456 8010 / 8011 / 8013. Quote code "E88."
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Sponsor the GDD Summit

The GDD Industry Summit gives sponsors an opportunity to increase their visibility with members of the global Domain Name System marketplace. For details on sponsorship opportunities, check out our brochure [PDF, 192 KB].

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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""icann.org"" is not an IDN."