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Public Comment – 2014 Archive

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January | February | March | April | May

January
Title Open Date Close Date
Protection of IGO and INGO Identifiers in All gTLDs (PDP) Recommendations for Board Consideration 27 November 2013 8 January 2014 [23:59]
Study on Whois Misuse 27 November 2013 18 January 2014 [23:59]
ccNSO FoI WG's Interim Report on "Revocation" 28 October 2013 31 January 2014 [23:59]
Proposal for a Specification 13 to the ICANN Registry Agreement to Contractually Reflect Certain Limited Aspects of ".Brand" New gTLDs 6 December 2013 31 January 2014 [23:59]
ICANN's Draft Vision, Mission & Focus Areas for a Five-Year Strategic Plan 29 October 2013 31 January 2014 [23:59]
February
Title Open Date Close Date
New gTLD Auction Rules 17 December 2013 4 February 2014 [23:59]
Draft Criteria and Process for Selection of Multistakeholder Ethos Award Pilot Program 6 January 2014 17 February 2014 [23:59]
March
Title Open Date Close Date
Proposed Modifications to GNSO Operating Procedures to Address Resubmission of Motions and Working Group Self Assessment 10 February 2014 3 March 2014 [23:59]
Second Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT 2) Final Report & Recommendations 9 January 2014 15 March 2014 [23:59]
April
Title Open Date Close Date
Proposed Review Mechanism to Address Perceived Inconsistent Expert Determinations on String Confusion Objections 11 February 2014 3 April 2014 [23:59]
Mitigating the Risk of DNS Namespace Collisions 26 February 2014 21 April 2014 [23:59]
Draft Implementation Plan for the WHOIS Online Accuracy and Reporting System 11 March 2014 23 April 2014 [23:59]
ICANN Future Meetings Strategy 25 February 2014 25 April 2014 [23:59]
Initial Report Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part D PDP 3 March 2014 25 April 2014 [23:59]
ICANN Strategy Panels – Draft Reports 25 February 2014 30 April 2014 [23:59]
May
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 6 May 2014 [23:59]
IDN Variant TLDs – LGR Procedure Implementation – Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 1 is Now Open for Public Comment 3 March 2014 21 May 2014 [23:59]
May
Title Open Date Close Date
Board Member Compensation 2 May 2014 12 June 2014 [23:59]
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."