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2018 Events

ICANN's 61st International Meeting in San Juan, 12 March 2018

The Contractual Compliance team attended the ICANN61 Community Forum in San Juan, Puerto Rico from 12 - 15 March 2018.

On Wednesday, the team provided a Contractual Compliance Program Update [PDF, 14 MB] to the community with a focus on the latest work to enhance transparency in reporting. The team walked through the enhanced Monthly Dashboard, explaining the new details on the subject matter of complaints, and continued with the new quarterly and annual reports. In addition, the team addressed questions from the attendees. The team held a Registrar Outreach [PDF, 27 MB] session to provide an update on compliance related matters and addressed a list of questions and issues that were brought forward by the Registrar Stakeholder Group compliance sub-group team. The Registry Outreach [PDF, 10 MB] session did not take place due to a schedule conflict.

As in every ICANN meeting, the team attends the Generic Name Supporting Organization(GNSO) sessions, the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) sessions, the board meetings with stakeholders, and the different working group and review team sessions. The team also held meetings throughout the week with different ICANN community members, including contracted parties based on request.

The information is also available at the San Juan ICANN meeting schedule.

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."