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Informe Inicial sobre el Tercer Proceso de Desarrollo de Políticas de la ccNSO (ccPDP3): retiro de ccTLD

Fecha de apertura: 3 de marzo de 2021 Fecha de cierre: 14 de abril de 2021 Organización de origen: ccNSO Categorías/etiquetas: Desarrollo de políticas, dominios de alto nivel,...

Segundo periodo de comentario público sobre la propuesta de Reglas para la Generación de Etiquetas para la Zona Raíz en código de escritura coreano

Fecha de apertura: 2 de marzo de 2021 Fecha de cierre: 15 de abril de 2021 Organización de origen: Dominios Globales y Estrategia (GDS) Categorías/etiquetas: Dominios de segundo nivel Breve...

La ICANN abre la ronda de postulaciones para el Programa de Becas correspondiente a la reunión ICANN72

LOS ÁNGELES, 1 de marzo de 2021. La Corporación para la Asignación de Nombres y Números en Internet (ICANN) abre la ronda de postulaciones para participar en su Programa de Becas correspondiente a la Reunión General Anual ICANN72, la cual tendrá...

Publicación del programa de actividades del Foro Virtual de la Comunidad ICANN70

LOS ÁNGELES, 1 de marzo de 2021. La Corporación para la Asignación de Nombres y Números en Internet (ICANN) publicó el programa de actividades del Foro Virtual de la Comunidad ICANN70, el cual tendrá lugar del 22 al 25 de marzo de 2021. La reunión...

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Maarten Botterman and León Sánchez on the ICANN Board’s Priorities

ICANN Board Chair Maarten Botterman and Vice Chair León Sánchez discuss the Board’s key operational priorities, and how they are managed.

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Happy Holidays from the ICANN Board

As we take a moment to reflect on this past year, we can be proud of the work we accomplished and the goals we met. We are confident that ICANN is starting 2021 not only equipped with the tools for...

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(English Subtitles) 2020 Dr. Tarek Kamel Award For Capacity Building

ICANN's Alexandra Dans interviews the first recipient of the 2020 Dr. Tarek Kamel Award for Capacity Building, Ramanou Biaou.

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(French) 2020 Dr. Tarek Kamel Award For Capacity Building

ICANN's Alexandra Dans interviews the first recipient of the 2020 Dr. Tarek Kamel Award for Capacity Building, Ramanou Biaou.

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Proyecto DAAR: informes mensuales personalizados para los ccTLD

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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."