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Join Us for a Webinar on the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework

ICANN will be holding a webinar to provide information regarding the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework. There will be two sessions to accommodate different time zones.

ICANN staff will provide an overview of the framework including registry operator requirements followed by a Q&A. For more information read the announcement and download the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework [PDF, 634 KB].

Webinar Details

Session 1
Date/Time: 12 August 2014, 1:00 - 2:30 UTC
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Session 2
Date/Time: 12 August 2014, 15:00 - 16:30 UTC
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Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance of the webinar. Questions will be accepted until Friday, 8 August at 16:00 UTC.

We will do our best to answer pre-submitted questions during the presentation portion of the webinar.

[UPDATES: The date of the Session 1 webinar has changed. It will now take place at 1:00-2:30 UTC on 12 August 2014. Additionally, 8 August was established as the due date for submitting questions in advance of the webinar.]

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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"""" is not an IDN."