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Public Comments Archive 2020

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TitleOpen DateClose Date
Proposal for Future Root Zone KSK Rollovers1 November 201931 January 2020
Third Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT3) Draft Report16 December 201931 January 2020
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Draft FY21-25 Operating & Financial Plan and Draft FY21 Operating Plan & Budget20 December 201925 February 2020
Proposed Final Report of the New gTLD Auction Proceeds Cross Community Working Group23 December 201914 February 2020
Proposed Amendment 3 to the .COM Registry Agreement3 January 202014 February 2020
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Proposed Dates for ICANN Public Meetings 2024-2028 and Revised Dates in 20222 January 202019 March 2020
Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency (SSR2) Review Team Draft Report24 January 202020 March 2020
Initial Report of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Team – PHASE 27 February 202023 March 2020
Draft Proposal for NextGen@ICANN Program Improvements11 February 202031 March 2020
Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP) Study 113 February 202031 March 2020
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Revised Community Travel Support Guidelines13 February 202013 April 2020
Middle East and Adjoining Countries (MEAC) Strategy 2021-202518 February 20203 April 2020
Proposal for Chinese Script Root Zone‬ Label Generation Rules28 February 202020 April 2020
Proposal for Bangla Script Root Zone‬ Label Generation Rules2 March 202023 April 2020
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Phase 1 Initial Report of the Review of All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs Policy Development Process18 March 20204 May 2020
Addendum to the Initial Report of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Team – Phase 226 March 20205 May 2020
Guidelines for Developing Reference Label Generation Rules (LGRs) for the Second Level Version 230 March 202012 May 2020
ICANN Africa Regional Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-202515 April 202027 May 2020
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Draft PTI FY21-24 Strategic Plan20 April 20201 June 2020
Proposal for Malayalam Script Root Zone‬ Label Generation Rules – Second Public Comment Proceeding7 May 202017 June 2020
Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP) Study 1: Proposed Final Report8 May 202017 June 2020
TitleOpen DateClose Date
ccNSO PDP3: Initial Proposals for Process to Retire ccTLDs5 May 202010 July 2020
Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Regional Strategic Plan for FY2021-20251 June 202014 July 2020
Third Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT3) Final Report16 June 202031 July 2020
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Enhancing the Effectiveness of ICANN’s Multistakeholder Model – Next Steps4 June 20202 August 2020
Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone Version 4 (RZ-LGR-4)29 June 202011 August 2020
TitleOpen DateClose Date
GNSO New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Draft Final Report20 August 202030 September 2020
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Reference Label Generation Rulesets (LGRs) for the Second Level24 August 202015 October 2020
TitleOpen DateClose Date
Proposed Amendment 1 to the .JOBS Registry Agreement30 September 202016 November 2020
Recommendations for Early Warning for Root Zone Scaling5 October 202023 November 2020
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."