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Public Comments Archive 2019

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TitleOpen DateClose Date
Policy Status Report: Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP)14 November 20187 January 2019
Application for New Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) Dispute-Resolution Service Provider16 November 20184 January 2019
Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 4 (MSR-4) for Root Zone Label Generation Rules (RZ-LGR)26 November 201810 January 2019
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Work Track 5 on Geographic Names at the Top Level - Supplemental Initial Report of the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process5 December 20181 February 2019
ICANN Draft FY20 Operating Plan and Budget and Five-Year Operating Plan Update17 December 20188 February 2019
Updated Operating Standards for Specific Reviews17 December 201820 February 2019
Proposed Changes to The Registrar Stakeholder Group (RrSG) Charter18 December 20185 February 2019
ICANN Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021 – 202520 December 201825 February 2019
Amendment to the IANA Naming Functions Contract, Annex A7 January 201918 February 2019
Initial Report on CSC Effectiveness16 January 201925 February 2019
TitleOpen DateClose Date
First Consultation on a 2-Year Planning Process21 December 20185 March 2019
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Proposal for Hebrew Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules20 February 201918 April 2019
GNSO Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Policy Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration4 March 201917 April 2019
Proposed Renewal of .info Registry Agreement18 March 201929 April 2019
Proposed Renewal of .org Registry Agreement18 March 201929 April 2019
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Proposed Renewal of .asia Registry Agreement27 March 20197 May 2019
Proposed Renewal of .biz Registry Agreement3 April 201914 May 2019
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Evolving ICANN’s Multistakeholder Model25 April 201913 June 2019
Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone Version 3 (RZ-LGR-3)25 April 20194 June 2019
Non-Contracted Party House (NCPH) Election Procedures for Board Seat #143 June 201924 June 2019
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Process Proposal for Streamlining Organizational Reviews30 April 201915 July 2019
Study on Technical Use of Root Zone Label Generation Rules15 May 201919 July 2019
Fundamental Bylaws Amendment Proposal – IANA Naming Function Review10 June 201926 July 2019
Revisions to the ICANN Bylaws re SSAC and RSSAC Leadership 10 June 201926 July 2019
Proposed IANA SLAs for Publishing LGRs/IDN Tables10 June 201926 July 2019
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Evolving the Governance of the Root Server System23 May 20199 August 2019
Draft Financial Assumptions & Projections and Operating Initiatives for the development of Fiscal Years 2021-2025 Operating & Financial Plan14 June 20195 August 2019
Draft Final Report of The Second Country Code Names Supporting Organization Review (ccNSO2)17 June 20194 August 2019
Proposed Definition of Name Collisions and Scope of Inquiry for the Name Collisions Analysis Project2 July 201912 August 2019
GNSO Policy Development Process on IGO-INGO Access to Curative Rights Protection Mechanisms Policy Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration11 July 201920 August 2019
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Next Steps to Improve the Effectiveness of ICANN’s Multistakeholder Model27 August 201914 October 2019
Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review Team (CCT-RT) Accepted Recommendations – Plan for Implementation and Next Steps11 September 201931 October 2019
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Proposed IANA SLAs for ccTLD Creation and Transfer14 October 201925 November 2019
DRAFT PTI and IANA FY21 Operating Plan and Budgets14 October 201927 November 2019
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."