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Public Comments Archive 2021

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Priority 2 Policy Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration from EPDP Phase 23 December 202022 January 2021
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Draft FY22-26 Operating & Financial Plan and Draft FY22 Operating Plan & Budget17 December 202015 February 2021
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Additional Reference Label Generation Rulesets (LGRs) for the Second Level28 January 202111 March 2021
EPDP Phase 2 Policy Recommendations for Board Consideration8 February 202130 March 2021
IANA Naming Function Review: Recommendation for an IANA Naming Function Contract Amendment10 February 202122 March 2021
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Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency (SSR2) Review Team Final Report28 January 20218 April 2021
Proposal for Korean Root Zone‬ Label Generation Rules - Second Public Comment2 March 202115 April 2021
Initial Report on the Third ccNSO Policy Development Process (ccPDP3): Retirement of ccTLDs3 March 202114 April 2021
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GNSO Review of All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs Policy Development Process Phase 1 Final Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration7 April 202121 May 2021
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GNSO New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Final Outputs for ICANN Board Consideration22 April 20211 June 2021
Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 5 (MSR-5)27 April 20218 June 2021
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Draft North America Engagement Plan FY21-2519 May 20212 July 2021
Initial Report of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Team – PHASE 2A3 June 202119 July 2021
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."