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Board Meeting - Agenda

Consent Agenda – For Action

  • Designation of Seoul Meeting as Annual General Meeting
  • Approval of Charter of Community-Wide Working Group to Review The Structure of ICANN's Present Geographic Regions
  • Approval of Board Governance Committee's Recommendation of Board Committee and Leadership Selection Procedures
  • Approval of Board Governance Committee's Recommendation on Committee Membership
  • Approval of Structural Improvements Committee's Recommendation regarding the Composition of the ccNSO Review Working Group
  • Allocation Process for Single, Two, and Select Three-Character Domain Names in Dot-Pro, Including Proposed Contract Amendment
  • Receipt of Security, Stability & Resilience Plan
  • Receipt of Report on At-Large Summit
  • Approval of Minutes – 23 May 2009 Board Meeting

Agenda – For Action And/Or Discussion

  • GNSO Improvements
    • Status Report on GNSO Improvements Implementation Efforts
    • Proposed GNSO Constituency Applications
    • Status Report on GNSO Improvements – Stakeholder Group Charter Evaluations
  • Approval of FY10 Budget
  • Security & Stability Advisory Committee Actions
    • Approval regarding appointment of new SSAC members and retiring SSAC members
    • Approval regarding steps to prohibit redirection & synthesized responses by new gTLDs
    • Approval regarding formation of Working Group for display & usage of Internationalized Registration Data
  • Board Response to Discussions arising from Sydney Meeting
  • Actions Arising from the President's Strategy Committee's Recommendations in Improving Institutional Confidence: The Way Forward
  • Update on New gTLD Process
  • Update on IDNccTLD Process
  • Other Issues
  • Thank You Resolutions
  • CEO Succession Resolutions
  • Other Business
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."