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Marc Salvatierra

Manager, Web Content Operations

United States

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Marc oversees Web Content Operations for ICANN's public Web sites. His content management and content support experience includes roles at Sony Online Entertainment, the Auto Club of Southern California,, KCAL 9 News,, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, and several independent projects. Marc holds master's degrees in journalism (USC) and war studies (King's College London), and a bachelor's degree in humanities (LMU).

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    ICANN - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

    Manager, Web Development - Internet

    Manage web projects, developers and sites. Emphasis on responsive design and multilingual support.

    2006-09-01 - Present

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    O'Melveny & Myers LLP

    Web Content Specialist - Law Practice

    2005-05-01 - 2006-09-01

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    Auto Club of Southern California

    Senior Webmaster - Automotive

    2004-12-01 - 2005-05-01

  • KCAL 9 News / Viacom

    Web Editor & Administrator - Media Production

    2000-12-01 - 2004-05-01

  • / Cox Interactive Media

    Web Producer - Online Media

    2000-06-01 - 2000-12-01

  • eToys

    Web Producer - Computer Games

    2000-02-01 - 2000-05-01

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    Sony Online Entertainment

    Researcher, Production Coordinator - Computer Games

    1998-10-01 - 2000-02-01

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    Channel One News

    Archivist, Fact Checker - Broadcast Media

    1996-06-01 - 1998-10-01

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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."