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Agenda for Board Meeting

Executive Session

Consent Agenda:

  1. Approval of Minutes of 18 March 2011 ICANN Board Meeting

  2. From the BGC – Organizational Meeting to Fill Leadership Vacancies

  3. From the BGC – Revised Code of Conduct

  4. From the BGC – Input on Academia Representation on NomCom

  5. From the BGC – Approval of Members of Board Technical Relations Working Group

  6. From the SIC – Approval of Charter for Board Technical Relations Working Group

  7. From the SIC – Approval of ccNSO Review Implementation Actions

  8. From the BFC - Formalization of Planning Committee for existing employee retirement savings accounts (401K)

  9. From the BFC - Approval of Increase Of The Registrar Accreditation Application Fee

  10. Approval of Redelegation of .KP (Korea, Democratic People's Republic)

  11. Approval of Tracking of Global Policy for Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms by IANA

  12. From the Compensation Committee – Approval of Recommendations re Ombudsman Compensation

Main Agenda:

  1. President & CEO's Report

  2. Update on new gTLD Timelines – for discussion

  3. Review of Vertical Integration for Existing gTLD Registry Operators

  4. ATRT

    1. Board Management of ATRT Recommendations

    2. Estimated Budget Implications of ATRT Recommendations for FY2012 Budget

  5. Update on .NET Agreement - Status, timeline, public comments

  6. Report from IANA Committee on discussions re Clarification of Terminology and Requirements for Country-code Top-Level Domain Delegations and Redelegations

  7. Review and possible approval of:

    1. Delegation of الجزائر ("Al Jazair") representing Algeria in Arabic

    2. Delegation of المغرب ("al-Maghrib") representing Morocco in Arabic

    3. Delegation of the .срб ("srb") domain representing Serbia in Cyrillic

  8. Update on NOI

  9. AOB

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."