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The RSSAC may publish advisories, reports, and statements within its mandate of advising the ICANN community and Board as well as documents related to its own administration and work.

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Number Name Date
RSSAC028 Technical Analysis of the Naming Scheme Used For Individual Root Servers 03 August 2017
RSSAC027 May 2017 Workshop Report 16 June 2017
RSSAC026 RSSAC Lexicon 14 March 2017
RSSAC025 RSSAC October 2016 Workshop Report 04 November 2016
RSSAC024 Key Technical Elements of Potential Root Operators 04 November 2016
RSSAC023 History of the Root Server System 04 November 2016
RSSAC022 Response to the GNSO Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Group on the new Generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) Subsequent Procedures 06 October 2016
RSSAC021 RSSAC Statement Concerning The Impact of the Unavailability of a Single Root Server 08 September 2016
RSSAC000v2 RSSAC Operational Procedures 30 June 2016
RSSAC020 RSSAC Statement on Client Side Reliability of Root DNS Data 28 June 2016
RSSAC019 RSSAC Workshop 2 Report 26 June 2016
RSSAC002v3 Advisory on Measurements of the Root Server System 06 June 2016
RSSAC018 RSSAC Statement on the Transmission of the ICG and CCWG-Accountability Proposals 10 March 2016
RSSAC017 RSSAC Statement of Work and Scope for RSSAC002 v3 04 February 2016
RSSAC016 RSSAC Workshop 2015 Report 07 January 2016
RSSAC002v2 Advisory on Measurements of the Root Server System 07 January 2016
RSSAC015 RSSAC Statement on CCWG-Accountabiltiy Draft Proposal on Work Stream 1 22 December 2015
RSSAC001 Advisory on Service Expectation of Root Servers 04 December 2015
RSSAC003 Report on Root Zone TTLs 16 September 2015
RSSAC014 Comment from the RSSAC on the "Proposal to Transition the Stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions from the U.S. Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to the Global Multistakeholder Community" 04 September 2015
RSSAC013 Statement of Scope and Work for "History and Technical Analysis of the Naming Scheme Used for Individual Root Servers" 09 July 2015
RSSAC012 RSSAC Public Comment on CCWG-Accountability Work Stream 1 Draft Report 05 June 2015
RSSAC011 IAB Liaison to the RSSAC 12 Februray 2015
RSSAC010 RSSAC Statement of Scope for "Root Zone TTLs" 11 February 2015
RSSAC009 RSSAC Statement on the Increase of the DNSSEC Signature Validity Period for the DNS Root Zone 17 December 2014
RSSAC002 Advisory on Measurements of the Root Server System 20 November 2014
RSSAC000 RSSAC Operational Procedures 25 September 2014
RSSAC008 RSSAC Statement at the ICANN Accountability Town Hall During IGF 2014 02 September 2014
RSSAC007 RSSAC Statement of Scope for "Measurements of the Root Server System" 10 July 2014
RSSAC006 RSSAC Statement of Scope for "Service Expectations of Root Servers" 10 July 2014
RSSAC005 RSSAC Guidance to Representatives on the "NTIA IANA Functions' Stewardship Transition Coordination Group" 10 July 2014
RSSAC004 RSSAC Input on "Draft Proposal, Based on Initial Community Feedback, of the Principles and Mechanisms and the Process to Develop a Proposal to Transition NTIA's Stewardship of the IANA Functions" 08 May 2014
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."