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Secretary's Notice | ccNSO Selection for Board of Directors Seat Number 12

To: Secretary of the ICANN Board
Re: ccNSO Selection for Board of Directors Seat nr 12.

Cc: Steve Crocker, Diane Schroeder.

ICANN Bylaws Article VI, Section 2, Paragraph 1c provides for the Country-Code Names Supporting Organisation (ccNSO) to select members to the ICANN Board of Directors. The ICANN Bylaws Article VI, Section 8, Paragraph 4 also provides that the Supporting Organisation shall give the Secretary of ICANN written notice of its selection not later than five months after the end of the annual meeting. Pursuant to these Bylaws provisions, notice is hereby given that the ccNSO Council has selected Michael Silber to the ICANN Board for a three year term beginning at the end of the June 2012 meeting in Prague i.e at the conclusion of the Mid-year Meeting occurring after the 2011 ICANN annual meeting.

On behalf of the ccNSO Council

Lesley Cowley OBE
Chair – ccNSO Council

Byron Holland
Vice-Chair ccNSO Council

Hiro Hotta
Vice-Chair ccNSO Council

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."