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2014 Events

ICANN's 51st International Meeting in Los Angeles, 13 – 17 October 2014

The Contractual Compliance team attended ICANN's 51st International Meeting in Los Angeles, 13 – 17 October 2014.

On Tuesday 14 October 2014, the team joined the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC), the Registrar Stakeholder Group, the Registry Stakeholder Group, the Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC) Stakeholder Group and the Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) group to share an update on the compliance activities and address their questions.

On Wednesday 15 October 2014, the team provided ICANN community a Contractual Compliance Update with a focus on the compliance metrics, the audit program and other general updates on registrar and registry compliance activities.

In addition, the team held two closed sessions on Thursday 16 October 2014; one focused on the Registrars and the other one on the Registry Operators. The sessions gave participants the opportunity to ask questions and express their concerns directly with the Contractual Compliance team [Registrar Outreach Questions and Answers [PDF, 104 KB]; Registry Outreach Questions and Answers [PDF, 102 KB]]

Please refer to the Los Angeles ICANN meeting schedule page for access to meeting objective, audio and material by meeting http://la51.icann.org/en/schedule-full

2014 Registry Roadshow Workshops

The Contractual Compliance team in partnership with the Registry Services Team delivered the first two of three roadshow workshops:

  • North America Meeting held on 9, 10 and 11 September 2014 in Los Angeles, USA – Session Slides [PDF, 1.27 MB] and Questions & Answers [PDF, 94 KB]
  • Asia Pacific Meeting held on 24, 25 and 26 September 2014 in Tokyo, Japan – Session Slides [EN [PDF, 1.26 MB], JA [PDF, 1.41 MB], KO [PDF, 1.32 MB], CH [PDF, 1.37 MB]]
  • Europe Meeting to be held on 19, 20 and 21 November 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey – Session Slides [PDF, 1.25 MB]

The objectives of the Contractual Compliance Update sessions are: 1) to inform the registry operators about Contractual Compliance’s scope, approach and process; 2) to provide updates on the performance reporting, guidelines on contractual obligations and the most common lessons learned; and 3) to address compliance related questions.

Asia Pacific Contractual Compliance Webinar – 14 August 2014

The Contractual Compliance team conducted a webinar on the "Introduction of Contractual Compliance" [Slides | TranscriptJA, KO, CH]. The objective of the webinar was to provide an update and clarifications to the ICANN contracted parties, both Registrars and Registries in the APAC region, on the most common Contractual Compliance issues. The participants were also given the opportunity to ask questions and express their concerns directly with the Contractual Compliance team [Questions & Answers] [PDF, 371.93 KB].

ICANN's 50th International Meeting in London, 22 – 26 June 2014

Maguy Serad, Victor Oppenheimer, Jennifer Scott, Yan Agranonik, Zuhra Kasap, Seher Sagiroglu and Selim Manzak attended ICANN's 50th International Meeting in London, 22 – 26 June 2014. The Contractual Compliance team held several outreach sessions; the Registrar Outreach Session and Registry Outreach Session for Delegated TLDs. In addition, on Wednesday 25 June 2014, the team provided the ICANN community with a Contractual Compliance Update.

The team also presented on ICANN's Contractual Compliance Program at the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC), the Law Enforcement Workshop, the Registrar Stakeholder Group, the Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC) Stakeholder Group and the GNSO Council.

Please refer to the London ICANN meeting schedule page for access to meeting objective, audio and material by meeting http://london50.icann.org/en/schedule-full

New Registry Agreement Audit Program Outreach Sessions – May 2014

The contractual Compliance team conducted two sessions about the New Registry Agreement Audit Program [Slides | Transcript] on 12 May 2014 to allow focused discussions as well as address questions from the contracted parties. The sessions introduced the overall audit objectives, the audit phases and timeline, and the Registry Agreement's provision under consideration.

ICANN's 49th International Meeting in Singapore, 23 – 27 March 2014

Maguy Serad, Owen Smigelski, Sumi Lee, Roger Lim and Yungsheng Wang attended ICANN's 49th International Meeting in Singapore, 23 – 27 March 2014. The Contractual Compliance team held several outreach sessions; the Asia Pacific Registrar Outreach Session, the Registry Outreach Session for Delegated TLDs and in partnership with the Engagement Team, conducted a 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) session. In addition, on Wednesday 26 March 2014, the team provided the ICANN community with a Contractual Compliance Update.

The team also presented on ICANN's Contractual Compliance Program at the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC), the Law Enforcement Workshop, the Registrar Stakeholder Group, the Registry Stakeholder Group and the Intellectual Property Constituency Stakeholder Group.

Please refer to the Singapore ICANN meeting schedule page for access to meeting objective, audio and material by meeting http://singapore49.icann.org/en/schedule-full.

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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."