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Message from Stacy Burnette to Jan Legenhausen

From: Stacy Burnette
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2008 2:22 PM
To: Jan Legenhausen
Cc: Kurt Pritz; Tim Cole; Khalil Rasheed
Subject: RE: ICANN Notice of Breach - Action Required

Dear Jan:

Thank you for your prompt response on 2 October 2008 indicating that you have deactivated the domains referenced in our breach letter to on 30 September 2008. Depending on the circumstances, deactivating a name as you have done could be an appropriate action in response to a Whois data inaccuracy claim.

Your email does not, however, identify the steps you took to investigate and attempt to correct the inaccurate Whois data. We further note that the Whois data concerning the domains referenced in the breach letter are still inaccurate.

If you can demonstrate that you took reasonable steps to investigate the Whois data inaccuracy claims we will forgo the monthly reporting request and consider this matter closed.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Very truly yours,
Stacy Burnette
Contractual Compliance

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."