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Board Meeting - Agenda

  1. Consent Agenda

    1. Approval of Minutes from 27 August 2009 Special Board Meeting
    2. Approval of Minutes from 12 September 2009 Special Board Meeting
    3. From the Board Finance Committee
      1. Approval of Technology Support Contractor Agreement
    4. From the Structural Improvements Committee
      1. Appointment of three NCSG GNSO Council
      2. Approval of Change in Bylaws For Reviews from Three Years to Five
      3. Appointment of George Sadowsky to Nominating Committee Review Working
      4. Approval of Posting for Public Comment reports received from the Board Review Working Group, the Nominating Committee Review Working Group and SSAC Review Working
      5. Approval of Recommendation of Board Review Working Group for the Board Governance Committee to undertake Further Analysis of Board Remuneration Main Board Meeting

    Main Board Meeting – For Action and Discussion

    1. From the Board Finance Committee
      Approval of Lease for Palo Alto Office
    2. Status Update on .YU (Yugoslavia) domain
    3. JPA Progress Report
    4. Strategic Planning – Follow on from Discussions at Retreat
    5. Updates Heading into the Seoul Meeting
      1. IDNs & New gTLDs – including Guidebook
      2. GNSO Improvements & Restructuring
        1. General - board submission paper
        2. Status on Charters of New Constituencies
      3. Implementation Recommendations Team for New gTLDs
    6. Thanks to the CEO Search Committee Other Business
    7. Executive Session
      1. From Board Governance Committee
        1. Slate for New Board Positions
      2. From Board Compensation Committee
        1. President & CEO Performance Matrix
        2. Former President & CEO Performance Matrix
        3. Ombudsman Performance Matrix, Compensation & Contract
      3. Senior President – Management of Performance Matrix
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."