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Title Report Published Close Date
(Newest to Oldest)
ICANN Draft Five-Year Strategic Plan (FY16 – FY20)
27 June 2014 [23:59]
Board Member Compensation
23 May 2014 [23:59]
IDN Variant TLDs – LGR Procedure Implementation – Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 1 is Now Open for Public Comment
21 May 2014 [23:59]
Preliminary Issue Report on Access by IGOs and INGOs to the Curative Rights Protections of the UDRP and URS
6 May 2014 [23:59]
ICANN Strategy Panels – Draft Reports
30 April 2014 [23:59]
Initial Report Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part D PDP
25 April 2014 [23:59]
ICANN Future Meetings Strategy
25 April 2014 [23:59]
Draft Implementation Plan for the WHOIS Online Accuracy and Reporting System
23 April 2014 [23:59]
Mitigating the Risk of DNS Namespace Collisions
21 April 2014 [23:59]
Proposed Review Mechanism to Address Perceived Inconsistent Expert Determinations on String Confusion Objections
3 April 2014 [23:59]
Second Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT 2) Final Report & Recommendations
15 March 2014 [23:59]
Qualified Launch Program for New gTLD Registries
15 March 2014 [23:59]
Review of Trusted Community Representation in Root Zone DNSSECKey Signing Ceremonies
4 March 2014 [23:59]
Proposed Modifications to GNSO Operating Procedures to Address Resubmission of Motions and Working Group Self Assessment
3 March 2014 [23:59]
Status Update from the Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services
28 February 2014 [23:59]
Draft Criteria and Process for Selection of Multistakeholder Ethos Award Pilot Program
17 February 2014 [23:59]
New gTLD Auction Rules
4 February 2014 [23:59]
ccNSO FoI WG's Interim Report on "Revocation"
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
31 January 2014 [23:59]
ICANN's Draft Vision, Mission & Focus Areas for a Five-Year Strategic Plan
31 January 2014 [23:59]
Study on Whois Misuse
18 January 2014 [23:59 UTC]
Protection of IGO and INGO Identifiers in All gTLDs (PDP) Recommendations for Board Consideration
8 January 2014 [23:59 UTC]
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."