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Board Meeting - Agenda

  1. Approval of Minutes from 30 July 2009 Special Board Meeting
  2. Approval of Minutes from 26 June 2009 Special Board Meeting – closed session on CEO Compensation and Agreement Structure
  3. From the Board Finance Committee – Transfer of $11 million US Dollars from working capital to a restricted reserve investment fund
  4. From the Board Governance Committee
    1. 2009-2010 Nominating Committee Chair Selection
    2. Board/GAC Working Group
  5. From the Board Public Participation Committee
    1. 2011, 2012, 2013 ICANN Meetings - Selection of Dates
    2. Approval of Budget and Designation of location for the ICANN Meeting in June 2010
  6. Board Approval of the proposed Bylaws Amendments to enable the seating of the New GNSO Council in Seoul
  7. Development of a Global Policy Proposal for "IANA Policy for Allocation of ASN Blocks to Regional Internet Registries"
  8. Redelegation of .CV (Cape Verde) Domain
  9. Discussion regarding Structural Improvements Committee’s receipt of Board Review Working Group Recommendations
    1. Board Size
    2. ALAC selection of proposed voting seat #16
  10. JPA Progress Report - CEO Briefing
  11. GNSO Council Restructuring Efforts Update
  12. Other Business
  13. Executive Session – Board Only
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."