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Applications Received for the Meeting Strategy Working Group (MSWG)

12 February 2013 – ICANN now invites interested individuals to apply for a position of Volunteer Member, in representation of a Supporting Organization or Advisory Committee, on the Meeting Strategy Working Group. Please read the Call for Applicants to find details on the application procedure, mission, timeline, mandate, desired skillset, etc.

4 March 2013 – In order to give more time for more members from the wider community to apply, the deadline for this call for applicants is being extended to Friday March 8 2013 – 23:59 UTC. Please refer to the announcement:


  • Applications sent to the relevant AC or SO: 8 March 2013,
  • List of Applicants supported by the relevant SO or AC sent to the selectors: 14 March 2013.
  • Publication of the list of the members of the MSWG: 20 March
  • First meeting of the MSWG: 11 April 2013
Volunteer Working Group Member in Representation of a Supporting Organization (SO) or Advisory Committee (AC)
Candidate Gender Country Endorsement SO/AC
Michael D. Adams M US Noted GNSO
Carlos D. Aguirre M AR Not endorsed ALAC
Ron Andruff M US Noted GNSO
Yaovi Atohoun M BJ Endorsed ALAC
Donna Austin F AU Noted GNSO
Satish Babu M IN Endorsed ALAC
Tijani Ben Jemaa M TN Endorsed ALAC
Michelle Chaplow F UK Noted GNSO
Keith Davidson M NZ Endorsed ccNSO
Eduardo Diaz Rivera M PR Endorsed ALAC
Paul Diaz M US Noted GNSO
Tracy F. Hackshaw M TT Endorsed GAC
Lee Han Chuan M SG Not endorsed ???
Anthony Harris M AR Noted GNSO
Sylvia Herlein Leite F BR Endorsed ALAC
Sandra Hoferichter F DE Endorsed ALAC
Poncelet Ileleji M GM Noted GNSO
Godefroy Jordan M FR Noted GNSO
Kaili Kan M CN Not endorsed ALAC
Dmitry Kohmanyuk M UA Endorsed ASO
Silvia Krokovicova F SK Noted GNSO
Wolf Ludwig M CH Endorsed ALAC
Jacqueline Morris F TT Endorsed ALAC
Suzanne Murray Radell F US Endorsed GAC
Ana Cristina Ferreira Amoroso das Neves F PT Endorsed GAC
Douglas Onyango M UG Endorsed ASO
Pastor Peters Osawaru Omoragbon M NG Not endorsed ALAC
Oksana Prykhodko F UA Endorsed ALAC
Kanumuri S. Raju M IN Not endorsed None
Vladimir Shadrunov M RU Noted GNSO
Sivasubramanian Muthusamy M IN Not endorsed ALAC
Klaus Stoll M DE Noted GNSO
Ken Stubbs M US Noted GNSO
Elizabeth Sweezey F US Noted GNSO
Gabriela Szlak F AR Noted GNSO
Katim S. Touray M GM Noted GNSO
Margarita Valdés Cortés F CL Endorsed ccNSO
Chuck Warren M US Not endorsed none
Mesfin F. Woldmariam M ET Not endorsed none
Kayode L. Yussuf M NG Not endorsed ALAC
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."