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Agenda for Board Meeting – Cartagena

Consent Agenda:

  1. Approval of Minutes from 28 October 2010 ICANN Special Board Meeting
  2. Approval of Minutes from 5 November 2010 ICANN Board Meeting
  3. Thank You’s
  4. From the Board Governance Committee (all tentative depending on committee meeting):
    1. Approval of Bylaw Amendments on Board Member Term Transitions
    2. Response to Reconsideration Requests 10-2 and 10-3
  5. From the Structural Improvements Committee (all tentative depending on committee meeting):
    1. Approval of Posting of New Constituency Charter          
    2. Approval of NomCom Review Implementation
    3. Approval of RSSAC Review High-Level Implementation Plan
  6. From the Board Finance Committee (tentative depending on committee meeting):
    1. ICANN Investment Policy
  7. Approval of Location of the Asia June 2011 Meeting (tentative depending on Finance & PPC committee meetings)
  8. Acknowledgment of Receipt of FY 11 Update to the ICANN Plan for Enhancing Internet Security, Stability & Resiliency
  9. Approval of MoU with the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Planning and Coordinating Agency (NEPAD/NPCA)
  10. Status Report on AOC Reviews
  11. UDRP Status Update

Main Agenda:

  1. From the Structural Improvements Committee (all tentative depending on committee meeting):
  2. SSAC Bylaw Changes
  3. Strategic Plan
  4. New gTLDs
    1.  Guidebook Consideration
    2. Morality & Public Order
    3. Geographic Names
  5. SSAC Report on Invalid Top Level Domain Queries at the Root Level of the Domain Name System
  6. ICM Registry Sponsored Top-Level Domains – .XXX
  7. Items Arising from the Cartagena Meeting
  8. Any Other Business

Agenda for Organizational Meeting – 10 December 2010 – Cartagena

  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""icann.org"" is not an IDN."