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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
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."