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Me complace anunciar que Sally Newell Cohen se ha incorporado a la organización de la ICANN en la función de Vicepresidenta Senior de Comunicaciones Globales, responsable de las funciones de comunicaciones y servicios lingüísticos, que tiene su base en Los Ángeles. El primer día de Sally es hoy.

Más recientemente, Sally se desempeñó como Directora de Operaciones en Toastmasters International, una organización sin fines de lucro que proporciona desarrollo de habilidades de comunicación y liderazgo a más de 350 000 miembros en 16 000 clubes de 143 países. Sally dirigió los equipos responsables de educación, planificación de eventos, diseño gráfico, comunicaciones de marketing, relaciones públicas, publicaciones, investigación y traducciones durante casi una década. Además, tiene una importante experiencia operativa y de relaciones públicas por haber ocupado cargos de liderazgo en empresas de relaciones públicas, productos de consumo y compañías de alta tecnología.

Agradecemos mucho a Gwen Carlson, quien se desempeñó como jefa interina del departamento que supervisó estas importantes funciones en los últimos meses, y a los equipos de Comunicaciones y Servicios Lingüísticos por su arduo trabajo constante. ¡Bienvenida Sally!

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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."