Skip to main content

Recognizing Our Community

Community-driven work is at the core of ICANN's mission. Countless hours are spent in working groups across our Supporting Organizations, Advisory Committees, and other groups, including the Customer Standing Committee, the Nominating Committee, and the Public Identifiers Board. Together, these community groups develop and refine policies that ensure the security, stability, and resiliency of the global Internet. The ICANN organization is proud to help facilitate this work.

As ICANN63 comes to an end, it is important to acknowledge the vibrant role and critical impact of our community. During the Community Recognition Program, we will recognize 44 community leaders (see below) who have concluded a term of service since ICANN60 or will complete a term of service at ICANN63.

We invite you to join us today, 25 October, at 10:00 in Room 111/112, to acknowledge the contributions of our community! Please click here for the remote participation details of the session.

Tomohiro Fujisaki Address Supporting Organization Address Council
Wilfried Wöber Address Supporting Organization Address Council
Alan Greenberg At-Large Advisory Committee
Bastiaan Goslings At-Large Advisory Committee
Maureen Hilyard At-Large Advisory Committee
Andrei Kolesnikov At-Large Advisory Committee
Bartlett Morgan At-Large Advisory Committee
Seun Ojedeji At-Large Advisory Committee
Alberto Soto At-Large Advisory Committee
Andrew Mack Commercial Business Users Constituency
Ben Fuller Country Code Names Supporting Organization Council
Nigel Roberts Country Code Names Supporting Organization Council
Christelle Vaval Country Code Names Supporting Organization Council
Jay Daley Customer Standing Committee
Kal Feher Customer Standing Committee
Elise Lindeberg Customer Standing Committee
Donna Austin Generic Names Supporting Organization Council
Phil Corwin Generic Names Supporting Organization Council
Heather Forrest Generic Names Supporting Organization Council
Susan Kawaguchi Generic Names Supporting Organization Council
Stephanie Perrin Generic Names Supporting Organization Council
Milagros Castañon Governmental Advisory Committee
Lori Schulman Intellectual Property Constituency
Greg Shatan Intellectual Property Constituency
Maritza Aguero Latin American and Caribbean Islands Regional At-Large Organization
Humberto Carrasco Latin American and Caribbean Islands Regional At-Large Organization
Theo Geurts Nominating Committee
Sandra Hoferichter Nominating Committee
Hans Petter Holen Nominating Committee
Danny McPherson Nominating Committee
Jose Ovidio Salgueiro Nominating Committee
Jay Sudowski Nominating Committee
Farzaneh Badii Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group
Renata Aquino Ribeiro Non-Commercial Users Constituency
Jonathan Robinson Public Technical Identifiers Board
Paul Diaz Registries Stakeholder Group
Samantha Demetriou Registries Stakeholder Group
Stephane Van Gelder Registries Stakeholder Group
Venkateswara Dasari Root Server System Advisory Committee
Grace De Leon Root Server System Advisory Committee
Ray Gilstrap Root Server System Advisory Committee
Johan Ihrén Root Server System Advisory Committee
Kevin Jones Root Server System Advisory Committee
Tripti Sinha Root Server System Advisory Committee

Comments

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