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Board Meeting - Agenda

  1. Consent Agenda
    1. Approval of Minutes from 30 September 2009 Special Board Meeting
    2. From the Public Participation Committee (pending committee meeting in Seoul)
      1. Approval of the Document Publication Operational Policy
    3. From the Structural Improvements Committee (pending committee meeting in Seoul)
      1. Approval of Updates to Existing GNSO Constituency Charters
    4. From the Compensation Committee Meeting (pending committee meeting in Seoul)
      1. Recommendations on Senior Staff

Main Board Meeting – For Action and Discussion:

  1. Approval of Final Implementation Plan for IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process
  2. Approval of Revisions to UDRP Implementation Rules for Electronic Submission
  3. From the Structural Improvements Committee (pending committee meeting in Seoul)
    1. Approval of GNSO New Constituency Applications
  4. Issues Arising from Seoul Meeting
    1. Updates on Affirmation of Commitments
    2. Updates on New gLTDs
    3. Root Scaling Study
  5. Other Business
  6. Thank You Resolutions

Draft Agenda 30 October 2009 Board Meeting – Organization Meeting

  1. Election of Board Chairman
  2. Election of Board Vice-Chairman
  3. Appointment of Membership of Board Committees
  4. Confirmation of Officers of ICANN
  5. 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"""" is not an IDN."