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Nominating Committee | Template for Call for Suggested Candidates for ccTLD Delegate

4 March 2003

Please fill out and e-mail to <> no later than Sunday, 9 March 2003.

1a. Name of suggested candidate: 1b. E-mail address of suggested candidate: 1c. Postal address of suggested candidate: 1d. Telephone number of suggested candidate: 1e. Country(ies) of citizenship of suggested candidate: 1f. Country(ies) of residence of suggested candidate:

2a. Please list all employers of the suggested candidate: 2b. Please list all entities for which the suggested candidate is a paid consultant on an ongoing basis:

3. Has the suggested candidate indicated that he or she is willing to serve as a volunteer Nominating Committee delegate, without compensation other than the reimbursement of certain expenses?

4. Please describe the characteristics of the suggested candidate that you believe would make him or her an effective member of the Nominating Committee. You should address all the criteria listed below, including:

4a. What experience has the suggested candidate had in collegial large group decision-making?

4b. What experiences has the suggested candidate had that contribute to his or her understanding of ICANN's mission and the potential impact of ICANN's activities on the broader Internet community?

4c. What contacts and experience in the Internet community does the suggested candidate have that would contribute to the Nominating Committee's efforts to locate qualified candidates to be selected to serve on ICANN bodies?

4d. Please describe the suggested candidate's ability to work and communicate in written and spoken English.

5. Please give a detailed description of the suggested candidate's relationship with and activities within the ccTLD community:

Item 6 is optional:

6a. Your name (person submitting suggestion): 6b. Your organization (if any): 6c. Your e-mail address: 6d. Your daytime telephone number: 6e. Your postal address:

Required Characteristics for delegates to the ICANN Nominating Committee:

1. Accomplished persons of integrity, objectivity, and intelligence, with reputations for sound judgment and open minds, and with experience and competence with collegial large group decision-making;

2. Persons with wide contacts, broad experience in the Internet community, and a commitment to the success of ICANN;

3. Persons whom the selecting body is confident will consult widely and accept input in carrying out their responsibilities;

4. Persons who are neutral and objective, without any fixed personal commitments to particular individuals, organizations, or commercial objectives in carrying out their Nominating Committee responsibilities;

5. Persons with an understanding of ICANN's mission and the potential impact of ICANN's activities on the broader Internet community who are willing to serve as volunteers, without compensation other than the reimbursement of certain expenses; and

6. Persons who are able to work and communicate in written and spoken English.

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."