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Preliminary Report | Meeting of the Executive Committee

(Posted 16 June 2003)

At its meeting on 16 June 2003, the ICANN Executive Committee adopted the following resolutions:

Approval of Minutes

Resolved [EC03.10] that the minutes of the Executive Committee meeting held on 6 May 2003 are hereby approved and adopted as corrected.

Reimbursement of Mouhamet Diop Expenses

Whereas, Article VI, Section 22 of the ICANN bylaws provides that the Board may authorize the reimbursement of actual and necessary reasonable expenses incurred by Directors performing their duties as Directors;

Whereas, in resolution 01.109 the Board delegated to the Executive Committee the authority to approve reimbursements to Directors;

Whereas, Director Mouhamet Diop has been requested to attend the Pan-Arab Regional Conference on WSIS to be held 16-18 June 2003 on behalf of ICANN, with estimated expenses for his travel and accommodations expected to be approximately US$5,000;

Whereas, the Executive Committee finds Dr. Diop's attendance at the Pan-Arab Regional Conference on WSIS to be in the interests of ICANN;

Resolved [EC03.11] that the Executive Committee authorizes the reimbursement, upon presentation of satisfactory documentation, of Dr. Diop's expenses for travel and accommodations while attending the Pan-Arab Regional Conference on WSIS to be held 16-18 June 2003 in an amount not to exceed US$5,500.

Reimbursement of Stuart Lynn Expenses

Whereas, M. Stuart Lynn incurred US$434.50 in hotel expenses while acting on behalf of ICANN as its President in January 2003;

Whereas, Dr. Lynn's presentation of this expense was delayed due to a misunderstanding on his part as to who had paid the expense;

Whereas, the General Counsel has advised that ICANN's employment agreement with Dr. Lynn obligates it to reimburse him for the expense;

Resolved [EC03.12] that the President is authorized to reimburse Dr. Lynn in the amount of US$434.50 for this expense.

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."