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Carlos Reyes

Policy Support & Community Service Sr. Manager

United States

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Biography

Carlos Reyes is a senior manager with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Reyes joined the policy development support department at ICANN in December 2012 and is based in the Washington, D.C. engagement office.

The mission of ICANN is to help ensure the stable, secure and unified operation of the systems that support the unique identifiers of the Internet across the world. In his role, Reyes manages projects and initiatives in support of the global multistakeholder community which develops policy for the top-level of the naming system of the Internet.

Previously, Reyes worked as an associate at Impacto Group LLC, a strategic communications and political consulting firm focusing on the Hispanic community in the United States. Reyes also spent two years advising the City of Phoenix, AZ on education issues.

Reyes graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in May 2011. A first-generation American, Reyes is fluent in English, French, and Spanish. He enjoys traveling, exploring museums, and supporting the fine arts and equality causes in his spare time.

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."