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2016 Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Year in Review Report is Out!

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Relive all our activities in the LAC region during 2016 by downloading this comprehensive report put together by ICANN's regional team. This resource is available in English [PDF, 2.14 MB], Spanish [PDF, 3.69 MB] and Portuguese [PDF, 3.69 MB].

Here's a preview of what you'll find in the report :

Introduction | Rodrigo de la Parra

What Happened in the Latin American and Caribbean Region in 2016?
IANA Stewardship Transition Concludes
New ICANN CEO: Göran Marby
Relocations of Meetings from Panamá and Puerto Rico Result in the Mitigation Plan
LAC Domain Name System Marketplace Study Published
CEILAC: Our Entrepreneurship Center Is a Reality
Partnerships Thrive
What's Next for 2017?

IANA Stewardship Transition | Rafael Lito Ibarra

"… because it has left me many good things"
Lessons Learned

2016 LAC Strategy Highlights | Rodrigo Saucedo

Latin America and Caribbean DNS Marketplace Study
Latin American DNS Observatory
SusInGI: Sustainability and Inclusion for Internet Governance
2016 LAC Strategy Activities By the Numbers

ICANN Extends Engagement in Brazil in 2016 | Daniel Fink

Expanding Our Outreach
Supporting New gTLDs
Strengthening Partnerships
Spreading the Word Through NextGen

ICANN Expands Engagement in the Caribbean | Albert Daniels

A Sampling of Events
CANTO 32, Haiti, January 2016
Internet Government Workshop, Turks and Caicos, March 2016
Girls in ICT Day, Barbados, April 2016
CaribNOG 11, Jamaica, April 2016
LACNIC 25, Cuba, May 2016
12th Annual Caribbean IGF, Belize, August 2016
Caribbean Working Lunch at ICANN57, India, November 2016

Supporting the DNS Industry in LAC | Daniel Fink

CEILAC: Internet Entrepreneurship Center for the LAC Region
LAC DNS Marketplace Study

2016 LAC Communications Highlights | Alex Dans

We Are Very Social!
Explaining Our Mitigation Plan
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    fesfporyi  04:47 UTC on 31 May 2017


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"""" is not an IDN."