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2020 Board Meetings

8 April 2020 – Agenda
Special Meeting of the ICANN Board
 

24 March 2020 – Agenda
Meeting of the Board Governance Committee

 
18 March 2020 – Agenda
Meeting of the Board Accountability Mechanisms Committee
Minutes
5 March 2020
Meeting of the Board Audit Committee
 
12 March 2020 – Agenda
Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board

Approved Resolutions

Preliminary Report

Time: 21:45 (UTC) – 22:45 (UTC)

LINK TO THE SESSION:
Zoom webinar link: https://icann.zoom.us/j/380550396

The session will be in English only. The format will be a listen-only session.

25 February 2020 – Secretary's Notice of Rejection Process Termination with Supporting Documentation Secretary's Notice
25 February 2020 – Agenda
Special Meeting of the ICANN Board

Approved Resolutions

Minutes

Board Briefing Materials:
Board Papers

Guidelines for the Posting of Board Briefing Materials are available at: https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/briefing-materials-guidelines-2011-03-21-en

20 February 2020
Meeting of the Board Finance Committee

Minutes

20 February 2020
Meeting of the Board Risk Committee

Minutes

19 February 2020
Meeting of the Board Organizational Effectiveness Committee

 
19 February 2020 – Agenda
Special Meeting of the ICANN Board

Approved Resolutions

Minutes

Board Briefing Materials:
Board Papers

Guidelines for the Posting of Board Briefing Materials are available at: https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/briefing-materials-guidelines-2011-03-21-en

13 February 2020 – Agenda
Meeting of the Board Governance Committee

Minutes

5 February 2020
Meeting of the Board Organizational Effectiveness Committee

Minutes

5 February 2020
Meeting of the Board Technical Committee

 
27 January 2020
Open Session of Board workshop, Los Angeles | Board FY20 Operational Priorities – Updates

Time: 00:00 (UTC) – 00:30 (UTC)

Recordings

26 January 2020 – Agenda
Open Session of Board workshop, Los Angeles | Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board

Approved Resolutions

Minutes

Board Briefing Materials:
Board Papers

Guidelines for the Posting of Board Briefing Materials are available at: https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/briefing-materials-guidelines-2011-03-21-en

Time: 18:00 (UTC) – 19:00 (UTC)

Recordings

25 January 2020
Meeting of the Board Technical Committee

Minutes

24 January 2020
Meeting of the Board Finance Committee

Minutes

24 January 2020 – Agenda
Meeting of the Board Governance Committee

Minutes

14 January 2020
Meeting of the Board Governance Committee

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."