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Agenda ICANN Regular Meeting

  1. Consent Agenda

    1. Approval of Minutes of 21 April 2011 ICANN Board Meeting
    2. From the SIC – Approval of Revisions to ALAC-Related Bylaws
    3. From the SIC – ccNSO Review Implementation Report
    4. From the SIC – New GNSO Constituency Recognition Process
    5. From the SIC – Permanent Charters of the GNSO’s Commercial Stakeholders Group
    6. From the SIC – Permanent Charters of the GNSO’s Non Commercial Stakeholders Group
    7. From the SIC – Proposal for a Not-for-Profit Operational Concerns Constituency in the GNSO
    8. From the SSAC – Changes to Membership – Appointment of Jason Livingood
    9. From the SSAC – Changes to Membership
    10. From the BGC – ByLaw Change or Process for Selection Academia Member on NomCom
    11. From the BGC – Recommendation re Working Group to develop risk management framework and system for the DNS
    12. From the Compensation Committee
    13. March 2012 ICANN Meeting in Latin America
    14. June 2012 ICANN Meeting in Europe
    15. FY 12 SSR Framework
    16. Thanks to Departing Members of the ICANN Board
    17. Thanks to Departing At-Large Volunteers
    18. Thanks to Sponsors
    19. Thanks to Scribes, Interpreters, Staff, Event and Hotel Teams
    20. Thanks to Speakers
    21. Thanks to Meeting Participants

Main Agenda

  1. ATRT Recommendations & Budget
  2. Renewal of .NET Agreement
  3. FY12 Operating Plan & Budget
  4. Report from Board-GAC Joint Working Group
  5. Internet Number Certification (RPKI) Program
  6. From the IANA Committee – Local Community Support Guidance –
  7. Issues Arising from the Singapore Meeting
  8. 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."