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ATLAS II Concludes in London

The second At-Large Summit (ATLAS II) held alongside the ICANN 50 Public Meeting in London has concluded. The summit's theme -"Global Internet: The User Perspective" – influenced discussions and decisions throughout the week.

Follow the week through this series of video interviews and find additional information about ATLAS II on the ATLAS II Website as well as the ATLAS II wiki page.

At-Large ATLAS II Update


ALS Showcase: Computer Society of India

Computer Society of India was one of the more than 150 At-Large Structures represented at ATLAS II during the ICANN50 meeting in London. It demonstrates the kind of commitment ALSes make toward improving Internet life in their region. HR Mohan, President of CSI, took time out from his busy week in London to explain what his organization does and how it works with ICANN.


ICANN 50: APRALO Vice Chair Siranush Vardanyan on ATLAS II




ICANN 50: EURALO Chair Wolf Ludwig on ATLAS II


Eduardo Diaz on ATLAS ll at ICANN 50 in London


At-Large ATLAS II Update


Olivier Crépin Le Blond discusses ATLAS II


ATLAS II Welcome Video

ATLAS II Newsletter

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You can view previous editions of the ATLAS II Newsletter here:
1st Edition
2nd Edition

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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."