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Anand Mishra

Director, Technical Services Support

United States of America

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Biography

Anand joined ICANN in August 2008 and serves as Director, Technical Services providing technical leadership and guidance on a variety of technical and global projects involving cross-functional teams. Anand brings over 25 years of proven Project Management experience, Enterprise Architecture and Technical Leadership in Information Systems.

He specializes in leading high risk global projects and portfolios. He successfully delivered complex IT global programs with cross-functional on-site/offshore teams using multi-platform technologies in both SDLC and Agile (Scrum). He is The Scrum Alliance certified SAFe Agilist, Open Group certified TOGAF 9, PMI certified PMP, Scrum Alliance certified CSM, AXELOS certified ITIL, IBM's certified RUP process specialist and Microsoft certified .NET solution developer (MCSD) with a Bachelor of Engineering from BIT, Sindri, India and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Hisar, India. Anand earned the distinction and credential of Stanford Certified Program Manager and Strategic Decision and Risk Management certificate program from Stanford Center for Professional Development at Stanford University.

He is also fluent in a few languages such as Hindi, Urdu and has some knowledge of Bengali. He loves to travel, read and keep up with current affairs.

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."