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Résumé de l’appel d’information du Conseil d’administration

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Le Conseil d'administration a réalisé un appel informationnel avec le personnel concernant la planification pour l'ouverture de la période de présentations de candidatures au programme des nouveaux gTLD le 12 janvier 2012. Des documents non-confidentiels concernant les questions discutées seront disponibles pour le public. Le personnel et le Conseil ont discuté (1) la disponibilité opérationnelle du programme des nouveaux gTLD, y compris la publication d'une nouvelle version du Guide de candidature reflétant les modifications provisoires approuvées par le Conseil ; (2) le statut des plans d'exécution en temps opportun des demandes du GAC concernant l'avertissement précoce, le processus de traitement par lots, les procédures du clearinhouse de marque, la planification pour une deuxième étape et le soutien au candidat ; (3) la réponse à la correspondance récente liée au programme des nouveaux gTLD; et (4) les prochaines étapes pour donner des informations au Conseil concernant le travail de mise en œuvre restant.

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."