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Public Comments Archive 2017

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January | February
January
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Continuous Data-Driven Analysis of Root Server System Stability Draft Report27 October 201615 January 2017
Proposed ICANN Community Anti-Harassment Policy7 November 201612 January 2017
Identifier Technology Health Indicators: Definition29 November 201623 January 2017
Proposal for Thai Script Root Zone‬ Label Generation Rules (LGR)15 December 201629 January 2017
February
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Updated Supplementary Procedures for Independent Review Process (IRP)28 November 20161 February 2017
Proposed Renewal of .MOBI Sponsored Registry Agreement23 December 20161 February 2017
Proposed Charter Amendments of the GNSO Business Constituency6 January 201715 February 2017
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."