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SSAC Reports and Advisories | Listed According to Study Category

By Issue Date and Number | By Category and Charter Task | By Outcome

Addressing: Charter Tasks 1 and 2
Report # Document Year Type
SAC079 SSAC Advisory on the Changing Nature of IPv4 Address Semantics 2016 Advisory
SAC043 SSAC Comment on the JAS Report on the IANA Process for Implementing Root Zone Change Requests and on the IANA Explanatory Memoranda 2010 Comment
SAC021 Survey of IPv6 Support Among Commercial Firewalls 2007 Report
SAC012 SSAC Comments to the ICANN Board of Directors on Proposed Global Policy for Allocation of IPv6 Address Space 2006 Comment
SAC004 Securing The Edge 2002 Report
DNS (Domain Name System) Abuse: Charter Tasks 1, 2, and 5
Report # Document Year Type
SAC075 SSAC Comments to ITU-D on Establishing New Certification Authorities 2015 Comment
SAC065 SSAC Advisory on DDoS Attacks Leveraging DNS Infrastructure 2014 Advisory
SAC057 SSAC Advisory on Internal Name Certificates 2013 Advisory
SAC048 SSAC Comment on the Orphan Glue Records in the Draft Applicant Guidebook 2011 Comment
SAC045 Invalid Top Level Domain Queries at the Root Level of the Domain Name System 2010 Report
SAC041 Recommendation to Prohibit Use of Redirection and Synthesized Responses by New TLDs 2009 Advisory
SAC032 Preliminary Report on DNS Response Modification 2008 Advisory
SAC025 Fast Flux Hosting and DNS 2008 Report
SAC015 Why Top Level Domains Should Not Use Wildcard Resource Records 2006 Report
SAC013 SSAC Response to ICANN Letter re: Tralliance Proposed New Registry Service 2006 Comment
SAC008 DNS Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks 2006 Report
SAC006 Redirection in the COM and NET 2004 Report
DNS (Domain Name System) Security: Charter Tasks 1, 2, 3 and 5
Report # Document Year Type
SAC091 SSAC Comment on Identifier Technology Health Indicators 2017 Comment
SAC090 SSAC Advisory on the Stability of the Domain Namespace 2016 Advisory
SAC083 SSAC Comment on Proposed Amendments to New gTLD Registry Agreement 2016 Comment
SAC078 SSAC Advisory on Uses of the Shared Global Domain Name Space 2016 Comment
SAC077 SSAC Comment on gTLD Marketplace Health Index Proposal 2016 Comment
SAC073 SSAC Comments on Root Zone Key Signing Key Rollover Plan 2015 Comment
SAC070 SSAC Advisory on the Use of Static TLD / Suffix Lists 2015 Advisory
SAC066 SSAC Comment Concerning JAS Phase One Report on Mitigating the Risk of DNS Namespace Collisions 2014 Comment
SAC064 SSAC Advisory on Search List Processing 2014 Advisory
SAC063 SSAC Advisory on DNSSEC Key Rollover in the Root Zone 2013 Advisory
SAC062 SSAC Advisory Concerning the Mitigation of Name Collision Risk 2013 Advisory
SAC057 SSAC Advisory on Internal Name Certificates 2013 Advisory
SAC056 SSAC Advisory on Impacts of Content Blocking via the Domain Name System 2012 Advisory
SAC053 SSAC Report on Dotless Domains 2012 Report
SAC050 DNS Blocking: Benefits Versus Harms – An Advisory from the Security and Stability Advisory Committee on Blocking of Top Level Domains at the Domain Name System 2011 Advisory
SAC048 SSAC Comment on the Orphan Glue Records in the Draft Applicant Guidebook 2011 Comment
SAC035 Test Report: DNSSEC Impact on Broadband Routers and Firewalls 2008 Report
SAC030 Survey of DNSSEC Capable DNS Implementations 2008 Report
SAC029 SSAC Endorsement of Proposed Amendment to the ORG registry agreement, Security Extensions for the DNS - DNSSEC 2008 Comment
SAC005 DNS Infrastructure Recommendation 2003 Report
SAC002 ICANN DNS Security 2002 Report
SAC001 DNS Security Reading List 2001 Report
ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) Planning: Charter Task 4
Report # Document Year Type
SAC087 SSAC Response to the GNSO Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Group on Next Generation gTLD Registration Directory Services – Second Outreach 2016 Comment
SAC086 SSAC Response to the GNSO Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Group on New gTLD Subsequent Procedures -- Seeking Community Comments 2016 Comment
SAC085 SSAC Response to the GNSO Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Group on the Review of all Rights Protection Mechanisms in all Generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) 2016 Comment
SAC082 SSAC Response to the Request for Advice Relating to the 2012 New gTLD Round 2016 Comment
SAC080 SSAC Approval of CCWG-Accountability Supplemental Final Proposal on Work Stream 1 Recommendations 2016 Letter
SAC076 SSAC Comment on the CCWG-Accountability 3rd Draft Proposal 2015 Comment
SAC072 SSAC Comment on the Cross Community Working Group on Naming Related Functions Proposal 2015 Comment
SAC071 SSAC Comments on Cross Community Working Group Proposal on ICANN Accountability Enhancements 2015 Comment
  SSAC Comment on the ICANN FY13 Budget: Impact on SSAC Productivity 2012 Comment
SAC039 SSAC Review of SSAC 2009 Report
SAC036 SSAC Comments on the Draft ICANN Strategic Plan for 2009-2012 2009 Comment
SAC034 Comment on the FY09 Operating Plan and Budget 2008 Comment
SAC031 SSAC Review of the After Action Report for the gTLD Registry Failover Exercise 2008 Comment
IDN (Internationalized Domain Name): Charter Tasks 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
Report # Document Year Type
SAC089 SSAC Response to ccNSO Comments on SAC084 2016 Comment
SAC088 SSAC Response to ccNSO Comments on SAC084 2016 Comment
SAC084 SSAC Comments on Guidelines for the Extended Process Similarity Review Panel for the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process 2016 Comment
SAC060 SSAC Comment on Examining the User Experience Implications of Active Variant TLDs Report 2013 Comment
SAC052 SSAC Advisory on Single-Character Internationalized Domain Name Top-Level Domains 2012 Advisory
SAC037 Display and usage of Internationalized Registration Data 2009 Report
SAC020 SSAC Response to IDN Program Director regarding ICANN's proposal for IDN deployment at the root level of the DNS 2007 Comment
Registration Services: Charter Tasks 1, 2, and 3
Report # Document Year Type
SAC074 SSAC Advisory on Registrant Protection: Best Practices for Preserving Security and Stability in the Credential Management Lifecycle 2015 Advisory
SAC061 SSAC Comment on ICANN's Initial Report from the Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services 2013 Comment
SAC058 SSAC Report on Domain Name Registration Data Validation 2013 Report
SAC049 SSAC Report on DNS Zone Risk Assessment and Management 2011 Report
SAC047 SSAC Comment on the ICANN gTLD Registry Transition Processes Model 2011 Comment
SAC044 A Registrant's Guide to Protecting Domain Name Registration Accounts 2010 Report
SAC040 Measures to Protect Domain Registration Services Against Exploitation or Misuse 2009 Report
SAC038 Registrar Abuse Contacts 2009 Report
SAC028 SSAC Advisory on Registrar Impersonation Phishing Attacks 2008 Advisory
SAC026 SSAC Statement to ICANN and Community on Deployment of DNSSEC 2008 Advisory
SAC024 Report on Domain Name Front Running 2008 Report
SAC022 Domain Name Front Running 2007 Advisory
SAC011 Problems caused by the non-renewal of a domain name associated with a DNS Name Server 2006 Report
SAC010 Renewal Considerations for Domain Name Registrants 2006 Report
SAC007 Domain Name Hijacking Report 2005 Report
Root System: Charter Tasks 1, 2, and 3
Report # Document Year Type
SAC069 SSAC Advisory on Maintaining the Security and Stability of the IANA Functions Through the Stewardship Transition 2014 Advisory
SAC068 SSAC Report on the IANA Functions Contract 2014 Report
SAC067 Overview and History of the IANA Functions 2014 Report
SAC059 SSAC Letter to the ICANN Board Regarding Interdisciplinary Studies 2013 Letter
  SSAC Letter to the ICANN Board on the New Generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) Process 2012 Letter
SAC046 Report of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee on Root Scaling 2010 Report
SAC045 Invalid Top Level Domain Queries at the Root Level of the Domain Name System 2010 Report
SAC042 SSAC Comment on the Root Scaling Study Team Report and the TNO Report 2009 Comment
SAC019 SSAC Response to Comment Sought on DNS Root Zone Glue Policy 2007 Comment
SAC018 Accommodating IP Version 6 Address Resource Records for the Root of the Domain Name System 2007 Report
SAC017 Testing Recursive Name Servers for IPv6 and EDNS0 Support 2007 Report
SAC016 Testing Firewalls for IPv6 and EDNS0 Support 2007 Report
SAC009 Alternative TLD Name Systems and Roots: Conflict, Control and Consequences 2006 Report
WHOIS: Charter Tasks 1, 2, and 3
Report # Document Year Type
SAC081 SSAC Response to Request for Input on Next Generation gTLD RDS to Replace WHOIS Policy Development Process (PDP) 2016 Comment
SAC058 SSAC Report on Domain Name Registration Data Validation 2013 Report
SAC055 SSAC Comment on the WHOIS Review Team Final Report 2012 Comment
SAC054 SSAC Report on the Domain Name Registration Data Model 2012 Report
  SSAC Comment on the ICANN Draft Roadmap to Implement SAC 051 2012 Comment
SAC051 SSAC Report on WHOIS Terminology and Structure 2011 Report
SAC033 Domain Name Registration Records and Directory Services 2008 Report
SAC027 SSAC Comment to GNSO regarding WHOIS studies 2008 Comment
SAC023 Is the WHOIS Service a Source for email Addresses for Spammers? 2007 Report
SAC014 Information Gathering Using Domain Name Registration Records 2006 Report
SAC003 WHOIS Recommendation 2002 Report

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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."