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2000 Board Meetings

 

13 December 2000
Special Meeting of the Board

Preliminary Report Minutes

16 November 2000
Organizational Meeting of the Board (Marina del Rey)

Preliminary Report Minutes

16 November 2000
Second Annual Meeting of the Board (Marina del Rey)

Planning Details Preliminary Report Minutes

31 October 2000
Special Meeting of the Board

Preliminary Report Minutes

17 October 2000
Special Meeting of the Board

Preliminary Report Minutes

25 September 2000
Special Meeting of the Board

Preliminary Report Minutes

30 August 2000
Special Meeting of the Board

Preliminary Report Minutes

16 July 2000
Regular Meeting of the Board (Yokohama)

Planning Details Preliminary Report Minutes

6 June 2000
Special Meeting of the Board

Preliminary Report Minutes

4 May 2000
Special Meeting of the Board

Preliminary Report Minutes

21 April 2000
Secretary's Notice (Director Term Revisions)

Secretary's Notice

6 April 2000
Special Meeting of the Board

Preliminary Report Minutes

10 March 2000
Regular Meeting of the Board (Cairo)

Planning Details Preliminary Report Minutes

10 February 2000
Special Meeting of the Board

Minutes

12 January 2000
Special Meeting of the Board

Minutes
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."