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Fuente de información única para las disposiciones y políticas sobre acuerdos relativos a Whois

En el día de hoy, la ICANN publicó una única fuente de información para las disposiciones y políticas actuales sobre acuerdos relativos a gTLD WHOIS para facilitar su acceso por parte de la comunidad. La sugerencia de contar con esta página web fue presentada por el Equipo de Revisión de la Política de WHOIS y la Junta Directiva aprobó su implementación el 8 de noviembre de  2012. En esa fuente única de información, se documentan las políticas actuales relativas a gTLD WHOIS plasmadas en los contratos de Registro y Registradores de gTLD, y en las Políticas y los Procedimientos emanados por consenso de la GNSO. Se procederá a su incorporación en un “portal de información” que se está desarrollando como soporte para facilitar el acceso a la información existente sobre WHOIS. En el futuro, se efectuará la revisión de esta compilación de políticas y disposiciones contractuales relativas a Whois a los efectos de reflejar nuevos acuerdos y nuevas políticas a medida que se lleva a cabo su adopción.


    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."