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Agenda - 5 August 2010 ICANN Board Meeting | Expected duration; 3 hours

  1. Executive Session:

Consent Agenda [5 Minutes – no discussion – papers submitted and voted in one resolution unless board member requests discussion and then moved to Main Agenda]:

  1. Consent Agenda Resolution:
    1. Approval of Minutes of 23 June 2010 ICANN Regular Board Meeting
    2. Approval of Minutes of 25 June 2010 ICANN Special Board Meeting
    3. Delegation of IDN ccTLDs:
    4. Approval of RSEP Request for Allocation of 1 and 2-Character Domains in .TRAVEL
    5. From the Security & Stability Advisory Committee
      1. Bylaw changes
      2. Membership appointments to initial term lengths
    6. From the Structural Improvements Committee – Receipt of Final Report from RSSAC Review Working Group
    7. Receipt and Posting for Public Comment of the Application to be a New UDRP Provider
    8. Approval of the At-Large Improvements Implementation Plan

Main Agenda:

  1. CEO’s Report
  2. Chair Remuneration
  3. International Dimension of ICANN
  4. Approval of RSEP Request for Phased Allocation Program in .JOBS
  5. Update on New gTLD program
  6. ICM Registry Application for .XXX sTLD
  7. Data & Consumer Protection
  8. Update on ICANN & IGOs
  9. From the ASO – Ratification of Proposed Global Policy for Autonomous System Numbers
  10. UDRP Status Briefing
  11. Any 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."