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Novedades del equipo ejecutivo

Quiero expresar mis mejores deseos y un sincero agradecimiento a Duncan Burns, Vicepresidente Sénior de Comunicaciones Globales y Director Ejecutivo de la oficina de la ICANN en Washington, D.C., quien ha decidido dejar la organización de la ICANN a fin de marzo, con posterioridad a la reunión ICANN61.

En los casi cinco años desde que se sumara a la ICANN, Duncan realizó aportes significativos a la organización, en el área de Comunicaciones, en su rol dentro del equipo ejecutivo, en la supervisión del equipo de Servicios Lingüísticos, en las relaciones con el Gobierno de Estados Unidos y en la Iniciativa de Transparencia de la Información (ITI), entre otros proyectos.

Mientras evaluamos la mejor manera de gestionar las responsabilidades de Duncan, quien le sigue en la organización, la Directora Sénior Gwen Carlson, estará a cargo de Comunicaciones y Servicios Lingüísticos y nos ayudará a garantizar una transición sin inconvenientes. Chris Mondini, Vicepresidente de Participación Empresarial Global y Participación de Partes Interesadas para Norteamérica en la ICANN, liderará nuestras actividades de relacionamiento con el Gobierno de Estados Unidos durante este periodo. Asimismo, David Conrad, Vicepresidente Sénior y Director de Tecnologías, continuará al frente de nuestra Iniciativa de Transparencia de la Información (ITI), junto al Comité Directivo de la ITI.

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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""icann.org"" is not an IDN."