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2021 Board Meetings

3 March 2021 – Agenda
Meeting of the Board Governance Committee
 
18 February 2021
Meeting of the Board Risk Committee
 
18 February 2021
Meeting of the Board Finance Committee
 
8 February 2021 – Agenda
Special Meeting of the ICANN Board

Approved Resolutions

Preliminary Report

2 February 2021
Meeting of the Board Strategic Planning Committee
 
29 January 2021
Meeting of the Board Organizational Effectiveness Committee
 
28 January 2021
Meeting of the Board Technical Committee
 
24 January 2021
Open Session of virtual Board workshop | Board FY21 Operational Priorities – Updates

Time: 16:45 (UTC) – 17:15 (UTC)

RECORDING

19 January 2021
Meeting of the Board Finance Committee
 
14 January 2021 – Agenda
Meeting of the Board Governance Committee
Minutes
14 January 2021 – Agenda
Special Meeting of the ICANN Board

Approved Resolutions

Minutes

Board Briefing Materials:
Board Paper and Reference Materials

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

6 January 2021
Secretary's Notice of Board Action Without A Meeting
Secretary's Notice
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."