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ICANN Performance You Can Measure

Transparent, open and accountable.

Our bylaws call for it. The community has asked for it. We are committed to it.

As a nonprofit corporation working for the public good, we must be able to openly and easily provide answers to questions such as:

  • What is ICANN doing to protect registrants?
  • Where do we get and how do we spend our money?
  • When will we run out of IPv4 addresses?
  • How many documents have we translated into languages other than English?

Introducing the new and improved Dashboard – ICANN Performance Metrics, Refreshed.

Our refreshed metrics provide updated reporting in an expansive, detailed, and more user-friendly, dynamic fashion.

Click the link above to gain insight into ICANN’s internal operations.

Review our Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in areas such as: Registrant Protection, Global Participation, Finance, IDNs, and more.

Accountability and transparency are part of our core values and our commitment to the Internet community.

These refreshed metrics are a testament to that as well as an invitation for you to participate.

In reviewing the data, if you are unable to find what you need, or if you have any suggestions on how to improve, we would like to hear from you; please email:


    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."