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Agenda for Board Meeting | Expected duration; 3 hours

  1. Executive Session of the Board

  2. Consent Agenda

    1. Approval of Minutes of 8 December 2010 ICANN Special Board Meeting

    2. Approval of Minutes of 10 December 2010 ICANN Regular Board Meeting

    3. Approval of Minutes of 10 December 2010 ICANN Organizational Board Meeting

    4. Approval of Revised Charter of the Finance Committee

    5. Approval of Proposed Bylaws Amendments Changing Term Ending Dates for Supporting Organization and At-Large Selected Board Members

    6. From SSAC –Appointment of SSAC Chair

    7. From SSAC – Thank you to departing SSAC Member – Christophe Reverd

    8. From SSAC – Thank you to departing SSAC Member & Vice-Chair – Ray Plzak

    9. From SSAC – Thank you to departing SSAC Chair – Steve Crocker

    10. Approval to Track Global Policy Process for IPv4 Post-Exhaustion

    11. Approval of RSSAC Review Implementation Plan

    12. Approval of Proposed Bylaws Amendment to Create a Non-Voting Chair-Elect to the Nominating Committee

    13. Approval of Telnic RSEP request for release of numeric-only strings except for single-character labels

    14. Approval of VeriSign RSEP request (for .NAME) for release of numeric-only strings and numeric strings with hyphens

    15. Thanks to the 2010 Nominating Committee

    16. Approval of Redelegation of the .BF domain representing Burkina Faso

    17. Approval of Redelegation of the .CD domain representing the Democratic Republic of Congo

    18. Approval of Redelegation of the .SY domain representing the Syrian Arab Republic

    19. Approval of Delegation of the .한국 ("Hanguk") domain representing the Republic of Korea in Korean

    20. Approval of Delegation of the .新加坡 ("Singapore") domain, and the .சிங்கப்பூர் ("Singapore") domain, representing Singapore in Chinese and Tamil

    21. Approval of Delegation of the .سورية ("Sourya") domain representing the Syrian Arab Republic in Arabic

    22. Approval of Delegation of the seven top-level domains representing India in various languages

Main Agenda – 2 hours 20 minutes

  1. CEO's Report

  2. 2011-2014 Strategic Plan

  3. Rationale documents

    1. Format

    2. Economic Studies

    3. Vertical Integration

  4. Board/GAC Consultations

    1. Process Document

    2. New gTLDs

    3. ICM

  5. New gTLDs

    1. Rec6 Working Group Recommendations

    2. Update on Public Comments on the Guidebook

  6. Report on AOC Reviews including ATRT Recommendations – Next Steps

  7. From the Structural Improvements Committee – Update on Approval of Posting for Public Comment Revised/Improved New GNSO Constituency Recognition Process Proposed by SIC

  8. Update on recruitment for Ombudsman and interim arrangements

  9. 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."