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Public Comments Archive 2016

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January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December
January
TitleOpen DateClose Date
gTLD Marketplace Health Index Proposal: Call for Comments and Volunteers17 November 201522 January 2016
Label Generation Ruleset for the Root Zone Version 1 (LGR-1)4 December 201527 January 2016
Launch of Supplementary Registration Proxy Service for gTLDs Operated by XYZ.COM LLC10 December 201522 January 2016
Release of Country and Territory Names within the .STUDY, .COURSES, .LAMBORGHINI, XN--3OQ18VL8PN36A, .VOLKSWAGEN, .BUGATTI, .AUDI and .DELTA TLDs15 December 201527 January 2016
February
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Guidelines for Developing Reference Label Generation Rulesets (LGRs) for the Second Level5 November 20151 February 2016
Continuous Data-driven Analysis of Root Server System Stability (CDAR) Study Plan2 December 20153 February 2016
March
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) Operational Profile for gTLD Registries and Registrars3 December 201518 March 2016
Proposed Implementation of GNSO Thick Whois Consensus Policy Requiring Consistent Labeling and Display of RDDS (Whois) Output for All gTLDs3 December 201518 March 2016
GNSO Privacy and Proxy Services Accreditation Issues Policy Development Process Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration5 February 201616 March 2016
April
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Final Report Recommendations of the Geographic Regions Review Working Group23 December 201524 April 2016
Charter Amendments of the GNSO gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group22 February 20164 April 2016
Draft Framework of Principles for Cross Community Working Groups22 February 201616 April 2016
Launch of Registration Authentication Platform for .MOI TLD2 March 201624 April 2016
Draft ICANN FY17 Operating Plan & Budget and Five-Year Operating Plan Update5 March 201630 April 2016
May
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Draft Report: New gTLD Program Safeguards to Mitigate DNS Abuse15 March 201620 May 2016
Release of Country and Territory Names within the .TORAY and .PICTET TLDs28 March 201610 May 2016
Proposal for Khmer Script Root Zone‬ Label Generation Rules (LGR) ‬15 April 201628 May 2016
Draft New ICANN Bylaws21 April 201621 May 2016
June
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Release of Country and Territory Names within the .HYUNDAI, .KIA and .GODADDY TLDs27 April 20169 June 2016
Revisions to ICANN Expected Standards of Behaviors16 May 201625 June 2016
July
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Draft Restated Articles of Incorporation27 May 201613 July 2016
Proposed Amendments to Base New gTLD Registry Agreement31 May 201620 July 2016
Draft Root Zone Evolution Review Committee (RZERC) Charter10 June 201610 July 2016
Draft PTI Articles of Incorporation1 July 201631 July 2016
August
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Reference Label Generation Rulesets (LGRs) for the Second Level7 June 20161 August 2016
ICANN Fellowship Program Application Process Review14 June 20165 August 2016
Public Comment on Proposed Amendment to .COM Registry Agreement30 June 201612 August 2016
Modifications to GNSO Operating Procedures Relating to Motions and to the Chair and Vice-Chair Elections5 July 201614 August 2016
Proposed Measures for Letter/Letter Two-Character ASCII Labels to Avoid Confusion with Corresponding Country Codes8 July 201617 August 2016
PTI Governance Documents8 July 20167 August 2016
Draft PTI Bylaws12 July 201611 August 2016
Release of Country and Territory Names within the .SOFTBANK, .ART and .CARAVAN TLDs19 July 201631 August 2016
Proposed Guidelines for the Second String Similarity Review Process20 July 201631 August 2016
September
TitleOpen DateClose Date
gTLD Marketplace Health Index (Beta): Call for Comments19 July 20169 September 2016
Independent Review of Trademark Clearinghouse Services Draft Report25 July 20163 September 2016
Proposed Renewal of .TEL Registry Agreement4 August 201613 September 2016
IANA Naming Function Agreement10 August 20169 September 2016
October
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Proposal for Georgian Script Root Zone‬ Label Generation Rules (LGR) 15 September 201628 October 2016
November
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Latin American and Caribbean DNS Marketplace Study22 September 20161 November 2016
Middle East and Adjoining Countries 2016-2019 Strategy28 October 201617 November 2016
December
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Proposed Amendment to .XXX Registry Agreement to Transition to New Fee Structure and to Adopt Additional Safeguards12 October 20161 December 2016
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."