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Kris Thomas

United States of America

Associate General Counsel

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Margarita Palange

United States of America

Director, Accounting

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Racquel Ross

United States of America

Project Manager II

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Tracy Dallarda

United States of America

VP, Communications

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Pamela Howard

United States of America

Performance Measurement & Reporting Sr. Manager, Contractual Compliance

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Andre Abed

United States of America

VP, Relationship & Delivery Management and Interim Head of Engineering and IT

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Henry Meyer

United States of America

VP, Global HR Operations and Interim Head of Global HR

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Simon Garside

United States of America

VP, Security Operations and Interim Head of Administrative Services

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Veni Markovski

United States of America

VP, Government Engagement - UN NY and Interim Head of Government and IGO Engagement

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Marilia Hirano

United States of America

Director, IANA Strategic Programs

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Erin O'Neil

United States of America

Writer

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Diana Middleton

United States of America

Global Stakeholder Engagement, Senior Manager

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Magali Jean

Belgium

Regional Operations Specialist, EMEA

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Maritza Alarcon

United States of America

Operations Specialist

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Michael Song

United States of America

Operations Sr. Specialist

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Nadya Khan

United States of America

Operations Specialist

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Pierinna Bocca Diaz

United States of America

Operations Specialist

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Richard Mannino

United States of America

Operations Sr. Specialist

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Camia Frank

United States of America

Operations Sr. Specialist

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Corey Matthews

United States of America

Operations Specialist

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Wesley Lin

United States of America

Operations Specialist

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Yuko Yokoyama

United States of America

Next Round Program Development Sr. Director

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Peter Gregoris

United States of America

Sr. Manager, Vendor Management

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Jing Yang

United States of America

Social Media Specialist

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Jeanne Gregg

United States of America

Sr. Director, Service Delivery, Support & Vendor Management

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Melanie Brennan

United States of America

Events Senior Manager

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Eric Evrard

Belgium

EUS Services Manager

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Cynthia Roman

United States of America

Billing, Accounts Receivable and Collections Specialist II

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Andrew Chen

United States of America

Policy Development Support Sr. Specialist

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Jason Kean

United States of America

Manager, Review Support & Accountability Projects

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Josh Baulch

United States of America

Director, Stakeholder Participation and Engagement

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Tania Hopkins

United States of America

IANA Continuous Improvement Specialist

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Laura Ramirez

United States of America

Events Senior Manager

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Selim Manzak

Türkiye, Republic of

Event Planner

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Samiran Gupta

India

VP, Government and IGO Engagement, APAC and Stakeholder Engagement, South Asia

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Blessing Akinsilo

United States of America

Contractual Compliance Analyst

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Simon Mayoye

Kenya

Regional Technical Engagement Specialist

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Julio Polito

Uruguay

Senior Graphic Designer

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Francisco Arias

United States of America

VP, GDS Technical Services

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Lars Hoffmann

Belgium

VP, New gTLD Program Management and Deputy Program Lead

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Marika Konings

Belgium

VP, New gTLD Program Lead

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Leon Grundmann

Belgium

Policy Research Specialist

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Michelle DeSmyter

United States of America

Policy Operations Coordinator

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David Anderson

United States of America

New gTLD Program Communications Manager

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Madeleine Werbelow

United States of America

Grant Program Coordinator

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Devan Reed

United States of America

Policy Operations Coordinator

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Seda Akbulut

Türkiye, Republic of

Universal Acceptance (UA) Program Manager

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Sweta Chalasani

United States of America

Staff Software Engineer

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."