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Steve Sheng

United States of America

Senior Director, Policy Development Support

Civil SocietyDNS MarketplaceDeveloping WorldGovernmentTechnology

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Arya Shirani

United States of America

Contractual Compliance Analyst

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Pamela McNeff Smith

United States of America

Review Support & Accountability Senior Coordinator

Developing WorldTechnology

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Maya Smundak

Language Expert - Head Interpreter

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Ed Soledad

United States of America

Senior Analyst Information Technology

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David Soltero

United States of America

Sr. Lead Infrastructure Engineer- Architecture

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Michael Song

United States of America

Operations Specialist III

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Neeraj Sood

United States of America

Lead Product Manager

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Darrel Spearman

Director, Administrative Services

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Jane Stark

United States of America

Global Human Resources Business Partner

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Amy Stathos

Deputy General Counsel

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Daniel Stephens

United States of America

Billing, Accounts Receivable and Collections Specialist III

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Samuel Suh

United States of America

VP, IT ICANN Organization & Board Solutions Delivery

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Yan Sun

Sr. Software Engineer

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Theresa Swinehart

Senior Vice President, Multistakeholder Strategy and Strategic Initiatives

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Samaneh Tajalizadehkhoob


Lead Security, Stability, & Resiliency Specialist

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Mike Takahashi

United States of America

Web Strategy & Content Senior Manager

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Michelle Takamoto

United States of America

Talent Acquisition Sr. Manager

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Flauribert Takwa

United States of America

IT PMO Associate Project Manager

Civil SocietyDeveloping WorldGovernmentTechnology

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Bryan Tan


Contractual Compliance Specialist

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Laine Tan


Contractual Compliance Analyst

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Yien Chyn Tan


Contractual Compliance Specialist

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Sabrina Tanamal

United States of America

IANA Services Sr. Specialist

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Liana Teo


Head of Communications, APAC

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Gulten Tepe


Sr. Coordinator, Advice and Policy Support and GAC Relations

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Michelle Thangtamsatid

United States of America

IANA Services Specialist

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Cynthia Tinsley

United States of America

Executive Assistant

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Nicholas Tomasso

Vice President, Global Meeting Operations & Managing Director - Middle East & Africa

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Liz Torres

United States of America

HR Coordinator

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Alexey Trepykhalin

United States of America

Government and IGO Engagement Manager

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Caitlin Tubergen

United States of America

Policy Director

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Patrick Tudor

United States of America

Senior Systems Engineer

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James Tufekci

United States of America

Language Services Project Coordinator

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Heidi Ullrich

United States of America

VP, Policy Development & At-Large Relations

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Siranush Vardanyan


Fellowship Program Manager

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Victor Figueroa Vazquez

United States of America

Technical Services Senior Manager

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Nathalie Vergnolle

United States of America

Planning Director

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Maria Vilardo

Senior Language Expert - Head Interpreter

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Gina Villavicencio

United States of America

SVP, Global Human Resources

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Savenaca Vocea


VP, Stakeholder Engagement - Oceania

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Delina Watson

United States of America

Executive Assistant

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Kirsten Wattson

United States of America

Financial Planning & Analyst Manager

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Russell Weinstein

United States of America

VP GDD Accounts & Services

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Christian Wheeler

United States of America

Global Support Analyst II

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Erik Whipp

United States of America

Sr. 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"""" is not an IDN."