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Becky Nash

VP, Planning

United States of America


Becky Nash is the vice president of planning at the ICANN organization (org). She is responsible for all processes and activities pertaining to strategic and operational planning, and organizational performance measurement. As leader of the ICANN org Planning function, Becky also manages the efforts of the Planning Prioritization Project.

Becky joined ICANN org in February 2015 as the vice president of finance where she managed the financial planning, analysis, reporting, global accounting, tax, and payroll functions. She has over 20 years of leadership experience in finance at ICANN org, as well as at global and privately held companies in the entertainment, food, and beverage sectors. Prior to joining ICANN org, Becky was the corporate controller at the Wonderful Company, a privately held food and beverage company. Previously, she held leadership positions in finance at Thomson Multimedia (now called Technicolor SA) over a ten-year period, ultimately serving as the vice president of finance for North America Film and Distribution. Her areas of expertise include strategic and operational business planning, budgeting, financial statement reporting, auditing, tax compliance, and financial systems implementations. Becky is a Certified Public Account (CPA) and worked for Deloitte in the audit practice in Orange County, California, and holds an MBA from University of California Irvine.

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."