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Secretary's Notice | ccNSO Council's Re-election of Peter Dengate Thrush as an ICANN Director

Pursuant to ICANN Bylaws Article X, section 3(9), the ccNSO Council has confirmed the re-election of Peter Dengate Thrush for ICANN Board seat 11. His new term will run from May 2008 until six months after the conclusion of ICANN's annual meeting in 2010.

Copied below is the text of a message confirming the election from Chris Disspain, Chair ccNSO Council:

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From: Chris Disspain
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 23:32:13 -0700
To: John Jeffrey
Cc: Dengate Thrush Peter, ccNSO Council
Subject: [ccnso-council] ICANN Board seat 11

Hi John,

I write to confirm that the ccNSO Council has formally resolved to nominate Peter Dengate Thrush for Board seat 11. Please let me know if you require any further information.

Cheers,
Chris Disspain
CEO - auDA
Australia's Domain Name Administrator

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."