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Overview of the 38th ICANN Brussels Meeting Fellows


Brussels Fellowship Meeting Participants

Brussels Fellows:

The following 24 individuals have completed their participation in the ICANN 38 Meeting held in Brussels, Belgium this June 19-25.

  • Rustam Yunusov – Uzbekistan – Gov't
  • Yashar Hajiyev – Azerbaijan – Civil Society
  • Alla Ulgu – Moldova – Gov't
  • Adriatik Allamani – Albania – Gov't
  • Shefquet Meda – Albania – Gov't
  • Sorina Teleanu – Romania – Gov't
  • Timur Hasanov – Tajikistan – Business
  • Mohammed Al-Dhaifi – Yemen – Gov't
  • Shaarawy AbdelBaky – Egypt – Civil Society
  • Mahire Kar – Turkey – Gov't
  • Mustafa Unver – Turkey – Gov't
  • Gabriel Ndow – Gambia – Gov't
  • Hago Dafalla – Sudan – Academic
  • Zmarialai Wafa – Afghanistan – Gov't
  • Dwi Simanungkalit – Indonesia – Gov't
  • Jennifer Louise Anson – Palau – Gov't
  • Victor Manuel Martinez Vanegas – Mexico – Gov't
  • Jessica Calvo – Costa Rica – Academic
  • Raquel Gatto – Brazil – Academic
  • Carlos Rodrigo Saucedo Linares – Bolivia – Gov't
  • Allison Albertha Jean – Saint Lucia – Gov't
  • Blaise Arbouet – Haiti – Business
  • Jean Marie Altema – Haiti – Business
  • David Kinsaka Nduenga – Democratic Republic of Congo – Gov't

In addition, Tatiana Chirev (Selection Committee member as well as Program Alum), Salieu Taal and Victor Ndonnang are pictured. Salieu and Victor joined our meetings all week and were a welcome addition to the program.

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."