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[SSAC2018-27] Nomination of SSAC Representatives to ICANN's third Accountability and Transparency Review (27 November 2018)
English [PDF, 51 KB]
[SSAC2018-26] SSAC Participation in the ICANN Nominating Committee (13 November 2018)
English [PDF, 74 KB]
[SSAC2018-25] SSAC Approval of the CCWG-Accountability-WS2 Final Report (3 October 2018)
English [PDF, 67 KB]
[SSAC2018-24] Response to the Request for Participation in the ICANN Fellowship Program (14 September 2018)
English [PDF, 51 KB]
[SSAC2018-23] Notice of Appointment of SSAC Representative to the IANA Naming Function Review (12 September 2018)
English [PDF, 51 KB]
[SSAC2018-22] Notice of Appointment of SSAC Liaison to the Nominating Committee of ICANN (12 September 2018)
English [PDF, 51 KB]
[SSAC2018-21]: Input to EPDP Team (24 August 2018)
English [PDF, 73 KB]
[SSAC2018-20]: Request to Appoint David Piscitello to the SSAC (3 August 2018)
English [PDF, 68 KB]
[SSAC2018-19]: SSAC Comment on Long-Term Options to Adjust the Timeline of Reviews (24 July 2018)
English [PDF, 61 KB]
[SSAC2018-18]: SSAC Comment on Short-Term Options to Adjust the Timeline for Specific Reviews (24 July 2018)
English [PDF, 70 KB]
[SSAC2018-17]: SSAC Input to the Chartering of GNSO Expedited Policy Development Process on Temporary Specification of gTLD Registration Data (26 June 2018)
English [PDF, 100 KB]
[SSAC2018-16]: Draft Assessment Report of the Independent Examiner (13 June 2018)
English [PDF, 91 KB]
[SSAC2018-15]: Review of IDN Implementation Guidelines (11 June 2018)
English [PDF, 82 KB]
[SSAC2018-14]: Request to Appoint Timothy April to the SSAC (1 June 2018)
English [PDF, 71 KB]
[SSAC2018-13]: Response Regarding the Actions of the ICANN Nominating Committee (09 May 2018)
English [PDF, 73 KB]
[SSAC2018-12]: SSAC Comments on the Independent Review of the ICANN Nominating Committee Draft Final Report (07 May 2018)
English [PDF, 70 KB]
[SSAC2018-11]: Notice of Appointment of SSAC Liaison to the Nominating Committee of ICANN (23 April 2018)
English [PDF, 66 KB]
[SSAC2018-10]: Notice of Appointment of SSAC liaison to ICANN Board (11 April 2018)
English [PDF, 70 KB]
[SSAC2018-9]: Request to Appoint Andrey Kolesnikov to the SSAC (09 April 2018)
English [PDF, 73 KB]
[SSAC2018-8]: Additional Funding Request for ICANN FY19 Budget (07 March 2018)
English [PDF, 69 KB]
[SSAC2018-7]: Board Cover Letter of SSAC Proposal for the Name Collision Analysis Project (28 February 2018)
English [PDF, 63 KB]
[SSAC2018-6]: SSAC Proposal for the Name Collision Analysis Project (28 February 2018)
English [PDF, 240 KB]
[SSAC2018-5]: Funding Request for SSAC Travellers in FY19 Budget (31 January 2018)
English [PDF, 53 KB]
[SSAC2018-4]: SSAC Response to Questionnaire of Community Resource Consultation (27 January 2018)
English [PDF, 833 KB]
[SSAC2018-3]: SSAC Comments on the Independent Review of the ICANN Nominating Committee Assessment Report (14 February 2018)
English [PDF, 101 KB]
[SSAC2018-2]: SSAC Comments on the CCWG-Accountability-WS2 Draft Recommendations to Improve Diversity (3 January 2018)
English [PDF, 66 KB]
[SSAC2018-1]: New SSAC Document Numbering System (3 January 2018)
English [PDF, 88 KB]
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."