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Ouverture de la période de nominations au prix éthos multipartite de l’ICANN | Remise du prix prévue pour la 62e réunion de l’ICANN | La période de nominations s’achève le 19 mars 2018

Dépôt de candidatures via le formulaire de nomination pour le prix éthos. L'ICANN a le plaisir d'annoncer l'ouverture de la période de nomination au prix éthos multipartite de l'ICANN. Lancé en 2014 à l'occasion de la 50e réunion de l'ICANN à...

Séminaire Web : nouvelles sections du rapport préliminaire de l'équipe de révision de la concurrence, la confiance et le choix du consommateur

Los Angeles, le 7 décembre 2017. Le 18 décembre 2017, l'équipe de révision de la concurrence, la confiance et le choix du consommateur (CCT) tiendra un séminaire en ligne qui portera sur les nouvelles sections de son rapport préliminaire. Le...

Ouverture des inscriptions au Programme 2018 d’entraînement de leaders de l’Académie de l’ICANN

Los Angeles, le 11 décembre 2017. La Société pour l'attribution des noms de domaine et des numéros sur Internet (ICANN) a lancé un appel à inscriptions pour le Programme 2018 d'entraînement de leaders, qui se tiendra du 7 au 9 mars à San Juan,...

Rappel : inscrivez-vous au séminaire en ligne de questions/réponses sur le rapport trimestriel, le 7 décembre

Los Angeles, le 5 décembre 2017. La semaine dernière, nous avons publié notre dernier Rapport trimestriel adressé aux parties prenantes, correspondant au trimestre clos le 30 juin 2017. Vous pouvez consulter le rapport sur le site web de l'ICANN,...

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The Future of the ICANN Board

ICANN's Brad White sits down with outgoing Board Chair, Steve Crocker, and new Board Chair, Cherine Chalaby, to discuss the future of the ICANN Board.

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Recapping GNSO Activities at ICANN60 and Looking Ahead to ICANN61

The leadership of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council speaks to ICANN Policy Analyst, Ariel Liang, detailing the progress made at ICANN60, as well as the priorities leading up...

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Steve Crocker Tribute Video

A tribute to Steve Crocker, former ICANN Board Chair, during ICANN60 in Abu Dhabi.

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Interview With Jonathan Zuck and Drew Bagley

Learn about the progress and next steps of the Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review from CCT Chair Jonathan Zuck and CCT Independent Expert Drew Bagley. In this interview,...

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Blog Posts

Petit récapitulatif de nos campagnes itinérantes d’information (LAC-i-Roadshows) de 2017

Notre stratégie de communication dans la région Amérique latine et Caraïbes durant l'année 2017

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TEC de Monterrey et quatrième Forum du DNS de LAC

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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."