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Public Comment – 2014 Archive

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Title Open Date Close Date
Protection of IGO and INGO Identifiers in All gTLDs (PDP) Recommendations for Board Consideration 27 November 2013 08 January 2014
Study on WHOIS Misuse 27 November 2013 18 January 2014
Proposal for a Specification 13 to the ICANN Registry Agreement to Contractually Reflect Certain Limited Aspects of ".Brand" New gTLDs 06 December 2013 31 January 2014
ICANN's Draft Vision, Mission & Focus Areas for a Five-Year Strategic Plan 29 October 2013 31 January 2014
Title Open Date Close Date
New gTLD Auction Rules 17 December 2013 04 February 2014
Draft Criteria and Process for Selection of Multistakeholder Ethos Award Pilot Program 06 January 2014 17 February 2014
Title Open Date Close Date
Proposed Modifications to GNSO Operating Procedures to Address Resubmission of Motions and Working Group Self Assessment 10 February 2014 03 March 2014
Review of Trusted Community Representation in Root Zone DNSSEC Key Signing Ceremonies 21 January 2014 04 March 2014
Qualified Launch Program for New gTLD Registries 13 February 2014 15 March 2014
Second Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT 2) Final Report & Recommendations 09 January 2014 15 March 2014
Title Open Date Close Date
Proposed Review Mechanism to Address Perceived Inconsistent Expert Determinations on String Confusion Objections 11 February 2014 03 April 2014
Registrar Accreditation Agreement 2013, Data Retention Specification: Data Elements and Legitimate Purposes for Collection and Retention 21 March 2014 21 April 2014
Mitigating the Risk of DNS Namespace Collisions 26 February 2014 21 April 2014
Draft Implementation Plan for the WHOIS Online Accuracy and Reporting System 11 March 2014 23 April 2014
Initial Report Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part D PDP 03 March 2014 25 April 2014
ICANN Future Meetings Strategy 25 February 2014 25 April 2014
ICANN Cross-Community Working Group on Internet Governance's Submission to NETMundial 08 April 2014 29 April 2014
ICANN Strategy Panels Draft Reports 25 February 2014 30 April 2014
Title Open Date Close Date
Preliminary Issue Report on Access by IGOs and INGOs to the Curative Rights Protections of the UDRP and URS 10 March 2014 06 May 2014
Proposal for the Use of Mandatory Policy Advisory Boards for Regulated Industry Sector and Consumer-Trust-Sensitive New gTLD Strings 21 March 2014 21 May 2014
IDN Variant TLDs LGR Procedure Implementation – Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 1 03 March 2014 21 May 2014
Internationalized Registration Data Expert Working Group Interim Report 14 April 2014 27 May 2014
Title Open Date Close Date
Board Member Compensation 02 May 2014 12 June 2014
Registrars Stakeholder Group (RrSG) Charter Revisions 30 May 2014 20 June 2014
Enhancing ICANN Accountability 06 May 2014 27 June 2014
ICANN Draft Five-Year Strategic Plan (FY16 – FY20) 09 April 2014 27 June 2014
Supporting the Domain Name Industry in Underserved Regions Report 14 May 2014 30 June 2014
Title Open Date Close Date
FY15 Draft Operating Plan and Budget 16 May 2014 01 July 2014
.NGO and .ONG Registry Services Evaluation Process Request – Introduction of Technical Bundling 10 June 2014 08 July 2014
Proposed Implementation of GNSO PDP Recommendations on Locking of a Domain Name Subject to UDRP Proceedings - Revised UDRP Rules 19 May 2014 18 July 2014
Study to Evaluate Solutions for the Submission and Display of Internationalized Contact Data 03 June 2014 24 July 2014
.WED Registry Agreement Amendment - Introduction of Third Level Domain Sales 04 June 2014 31 July 2014
Title Open Date Close Date
Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names in the New gTLD Namespace 12 June 2014 01 August 2014
.PARIS - Introduction of Approved Launch Program 12 June 2014 01 August 2014
WHOIS Requirements and National Law Conflicts 22 May 2014 01 August 2014
Universal Acceptance of TLDs Draft Roadmap 18 June 2014 08 August 2014
Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel (RSTEP) Report on Public Interest Registry's Request to Implement Technical Bundling in .NGO and .ONG 29 July 2014 13 August 2014
Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names for .DEALS, XN--FJQ720A, .CITY, .XYZ, .COLLEGE, .GOP, .TRADE, .WEBCAM, .BID, .HEALTHCARE, .WORLD, .BAND 08 July 2014 20 August 2014
Title Open Date Close Date
Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names for .LUXURY, .WANG, XN--3BST00M, XN--6QQ986B3XL, XN--CZRU2D, XN--45Q11C, .BUILD, .REN, .PIZZA, .RESTAURANT, .GIFTS, .SARL, XN--55QX5D, XN--IO0A7I, and 20 TLDs associated with Top Level Domain Holdings Limited 23 July 2014 04 September 2014
Proposed Bylaws Changes Regarding Consideration of GAC Advice 15 August 2014 14 September 2014
Enhancing ICANN Accountability 05 September 2014 27 September 2014
Title Open Date Close Date
Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names for .SOHU, .IMMO, .SAARLAND, .CLUB 19 August 2014 01 October 2014
Implementing Rights Protection Mechanisms in the Name Collision Mitigation Framework 25 August 2014 07 October 2014
Proposed Changes to GNSO Operating Procedures 17 September 2014 08 October 2014
Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names for .JETZT, .GLOBAL, .NEUSTAR, .KIWI, .BERLIN 12 September 2014 24 October 2014
Title Open Date Close Date
Release of Country and Territory Names within the .NEUSTAR TLD 19 September 2014 08 November 2014
Title Open Date Close Date
Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part D Policy Development Process (PDP) Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration 20 October 2014 01 December 2014
.NGO/.ONG Registry Agreement Amendment - Mandatory Technical Bundling of Second-Level Domains 06 November 2014 06 December 2014
Cross-Community Working Group (CWG) on Naming Related Functions Draft Transition Proposal 01 December 2014 22 December 2014
.MADRID - Introduction of Two Approved Launch Programs 11 November 2014 24 December 2014
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."