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Public Comments Archive 2018

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January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December
January
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Enhancing Accountability - Recommendations for Diversity26 October 201714 January 2018
Recommendations to Improve ICANN's Office of Ombudsman (IOO)10 November 201714 January 2018
Recommendations to Improve ICANN Staff Accountability13 November 201714 January 2018
Recommendations on ICANN Jurisdiction14 November 201714 January 2018
Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review Team – New Sections to Draft Report of Recommendations27 November 201715 January 2018
February
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Operating Standards for ICANN's Specific Reviews17 October 20172 February 2018
Proposed Incremental Changes to the ICANN Meetings Strategy14 December 20171 February 2018
Maximal Starting Repertoire version 3 (MSR-3) for Root Zone Label Generation Rules (RZ-LGR)17 January 201826 February 2018
March
TitleOpen DateClose Date
ICANN Draft FY19 Operating Plan and Budget and Five-Year Operating Plan Update19 January 20188 March 2018
Proposal for Korean Root Zone‬ Label Generation Rules25 January 201817 March 2018
April
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Plan to Restart the Root Key Signing Key (KSK) Rollover Process1 February 20182 April 2018
Draft Procedure for Community gTLD Change Requests 14 February 20182 April 2018
Uniform Board Member Integrity Screening Process2 March 201817 April 2018
Draft Project Plan for the Proposed Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP)2 March 201818 April 2018
ICANN Reserve Fund: Proposed Replenishment Strategy6 March 201825 April 2018
May
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Proposed Revisions to Bylaws Section 11 – Additional Voting Thresholds26 March 20185 May 2018
Draft Final Report of the NomCom2 Review27 March 20187 May 2018
CCWG-Accountability WS2 Final Report30 March 201811 May 2018
June
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Initial Report on Review of the Customer Standing Committee (CSC) Charter11 April 20181 June 2018
Draft Final Report of the RSSAC2 Review1 May 201810 June 2018
Release for Registration one .COM Domain Name with a Single-Character Label: O.COM10 May 201820 June 2018
July
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Short-Term Options to Adjust the Timeline for Specific Reviews14 May 201831 July 2018
Long-Term Options to Adjust the Timeline of Reviews14 May 201831 July 2018
Draft Community Travel Support Guidelines30 May 201816 July 2018
Open Data Initiative Datasets and Metadata11 June 201827 July 2018
Proposed Renewal of .COOP Sponsored Registry Agreement11 June 201827 July 2018
Draft Proposal of the New Fellowship Program Approach11 June 201827 July 2018
Initial Report on the Protections for Certain Red Cross Names in all gTLDs – Policy Amendment Process21 June 201831 July 2018
August
TitleOpen DateClose Date
The Independent Review Process Implementation Oversight Team (IRP-IOT) Draft Recommendations22 June 201810 August 2018
September
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Initial Report on the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process (Overarching Issues & Work Tracks 1-4)3 July 201826 September 2018
Recommendations for Managing IDN Variant Top-Level Domains25 July 201817 September 2018
Draft ICANN Africa Strategic Plan 2016-2020 Version 3.030 July 201810 September 2018
Study on Technical Use of Root Zone Label Generation Rules2 August 201811 September 2018
Modification of Domains Protected Marks List Service15 August 201824 September 2018
October
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Proposals for Devanagari, Gurmukhi, and Gujarati Scripts' Root Zone‬ Label Generation Rules27 July 20188 October 2018
Proposals for Kannada, Oriya and Telugu Scripts' Root Zone Label Generation Rules8 August 20188 October 2018
Proposed gTLD-Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) Profile31 August 201813 October 2018
Next Steps On Reviews5 September 20185 October 2018
November
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Registration Directory Service (RDS-WHOIS2) Review Team Draft Report of Recommendations4 September 201818 November 2018
Proposals for Malayalam and Tamil Scripts' Root Zone‬ Label Generation Rules25 September 20187 November 2018
Draft PTI and IANA FY20 Operating Plan and Budgets28 September 201812 November 2018
Proposal for Sinhala Script Root Zone‬ Label Generation Rules2 October 201814 November 2018
December
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Initial Report of the New gTLD Auction Proceeds Cross-Community Working Group8 October 201811 December 2018
Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review Team (CCT) Final Report & Recommendations8 October 201811 December 2018
Draft Final Report of The Second Security and Stability Advisory Committee Review (SSAC2)15 October 20183 December 2018
Proposed Consensus Policy on Protections for Certain Red Cross and Red Crescent Names in All Generic Top-Level Domains21 November 201814 December 2018
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."