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2018 Contracted Party Communications

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Archived email communications and blogs from the Global Domains Division (GDD) to the ICANN organization's contracted parties for 2018 calendar year can be found below.

Please note: Weekly registrar announcements are not included in the list below. Legal notices listed below are intended to inform contracted parties of specific policies and contractual obligations.

DATE BLOG
21NOV18 The EPDP Initial Report on gTLD Registration Data is Published – Public Comment Period is Now Open
08NOV18 Contractual Compliance: Addressing Domain Name System (DNS) Infrastructure Abuse
08NOV18 Data protection/privacy issues: ICANN63 wrap-up and next steps
24SEP18 ICANN GDPR and Data Protection/Privacy Update
04SEP18 Moving Forward with RDAP
03AUG18 Update on the Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) Profile
27JUL18 Data Protection/Privacy Update: Key GDPR WHOIS Updates and Next Steps
16JUL18 Enforcing the Temporary Specification
13JUL18 Data Projection/Privacy Update: Additional Guidance from European Data Protection Board
18JUN18 Data Protection/Privacy Update: Seeking Community Feedback on Proposed Unified Access Model
12JUN18 Fourth Annual 2018 GDD Industry Summit Recap
5JUN18 Data Protection/Privacy Update: ICANN's GDPR Efforts with Temporary Specification Now in Effect
14MAY18 Data Protection/Privacy Update: Revised Proposed Temporary Specifications Published; Webinar Scheduled
11MAY18 Data Protection/Privacy Update: Proposed Temporary Specification Now Available
10MAY18 Data Protection/Privacy Update: Seeking Additional Clarity from Article 29
01MAY18 Data Protection/Privacy Update: Meeting with Contracted Parties on GDPR Compliance
23APR18 Data Protection/Privacy Issues Update: Summarizing our Recent Meeting with Article 29
13APR18 Data Protection/Privacy Issues Update: Soliciting Community Input on Article 29 Guidance
10APR18 Data Protection/Privacy Issues Update: An ICANN Update & Most Frequently Asked Questions
28MAR18 Data Protection/Privacy Issues Update: Discussion with Article 29 Working Party
21MAR18 Data Protection/Privacy Issues: ICANN61 Wrap-up and Next Steps
07MAR18 Data Protection/Privacy Issues Update: Discussion with Article 29
28FEB18 Data Protection/Privacy Update: Seeking Input on Proposed Interim Model for GDPR Compliance
14FEB18 Data Protection/Privacy Update: Latest Developments
25JAN18 Data Protection/Privacy Update: Status of Model Selection and Webinar
12JAN18 Data Protection and Privacy Update: Seeking Community Feedback on Proposed Models

 

Contracted Party Date Legal Notice
Registry Operators 13NOV18 Notice of Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data – Reaffirmed by ICANN Board
Registrars 13NOV18 Notice of Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data – Reaffirmed by ICANN Board
Registry Operators 23AUG18 Notice of Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data – Reaffirmed by ICANN Board
Registrars 23AUG18 Notice of Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data – Reaffirmed by ICANN Board
Registry Operators 18MAY18 Legal Notice of New Temporary Specification – gTLD Registration Data
Registrars 18MAY18 Legal Notice of New Temporary Specification – gTLD Registration Data
Registry Operators 16JAN18 Legal Notice of New ICANN Consensus Policy – Protection of IGO and INGO Identifiers in All gTLDs Policy and Update to the IGO, Red Cross, and IGO Reserved Name List

 

Contracted Party Date Email
Registry Operators 19DEC18 Monthly Report of the CSC on PTI Performance – November 2018
Registry Operators 17DEC18 Update: Naming Services portal Enhancement to Support Centralized Zone Data Service
Registrars 17DEC18 Registrar Workshop on 26 January in Las Vegas
All Contracted Parties 13DEC18 ICANN Newsletter and Alert Subscription Update
Registry Operators 4DEC18 Upcoming SLA Monitoring System API update
Registry Operators 4DEC18 CZDS API Test Bed Reminder
Registry Operators 3DEC18 Monthly Report of the CSC on PTI Performance – September and October 2018
Registrars 29NOV18 Contract Update Regarding Your Data Escrow Agent
Registry Operators 28NOV18 Annual Certifications Due to the ICANN org by 20 January 2019
All Contracted Parties 27NOV18 ICANN Holiday Closure
All Contracted Parties 14NOV18 TMDB Security Upgrades Coming 10 December 2018
All Contracted Parties 8NOV18 Centralized Zone Data Service portal Refresh and API Update
All Contracted Parties 26OCT18 Naming Services portal – Maintenance Notification
Registry Operators 16OCT18 Naming Services portal Enhancement to support Centralized Zone Data Service
Registrars 6OCT18 ICANN Registrar Fee Approved (FY19)
Registrars 6OCT18 Fee Survey October 2018 Results (attachment)
All Contracted Parties 3OCT18 Come meet us in Barcelona! – Attachment(s): 1, 2
All Contracted Parties 27SEP18 Contracted Parties Briefing ICANN63
Registry Operators 25SEP18 Monthly Report of the CSC on PTI Performance – August 2018
Registrars 21SEP18 ICANN seeks gaining registrar for bulk transfer – Attachment(s): 1
Registrars 20SEP18 New and updated Registrar Resources
All Contracted Parties 19SEP18 Notice to TMDB Users – Upcoming TMDB Maintenance
All Contracted Parties 18SEP18 2019 GDD Industry Summit Save the Date
Registry Operators 10SEP18 Notice to RRI Users – Upcoming RRI Maintenance
All Contracted Parties 6SEP18 The Sunrise and Trademark Claims Survey
Registrars 5SEP18 ICANN Registrar Fee Approval Request FY19
Registry Operators 21AUG18 Monthly Report of the CSC on PTI Performance – July 2018
Registry Operators 16AUG18 Notice to RRI Users – Upcoming RRI Maintenance
Registry Operators 2AUG18 Trademark Database System Maintenance
Registrars 2AUG18 Trademark Database System Maintenance
Registry Operators 25JUL18 Monthly Report of the CSC on PTI Performance – June 2018
Registry Operators 19JUL18 New Registry Resources Available on ICANN.org
Registry Operators 16JUL18 New Service Available – Community gTLD Change Requests
Registry Operators 9JUL18 Notification – Upcoming SLA Monitoring System Probe Node IP Address Changes
Registry Operators 6JUL18 Notice to RRI Users – Upcoming RRI Maintenance
All Contracted Parties 5JUL18 RRA Amendment- Registry-Registrar Agreement Template Language Now Available & Reminder about BRDA
Registry Operators 2JUL18 Notice to MoSAPI Users – Upcoming MoSAPI Maintenance
Registry Operators 28JUN18 Monthly Report of the CSC on PTI Performance – May 2018
Registry Operators 26JUN18 Reminder-Action Required- ICANN Implements Paperless Invoicing
Registrars 26JUN18 Reminder-Action Required: ICANN Implements Paperless Invoicing
Registry Operators 14JUN18 RPM Fee Refund for Terminated Registries
Registry Operators 14JUN18 RPM Fee Credit for Active Registries
Registry Operators 4JUN18 ICANN Contracted Parties e-Briefing – June 2018
Registrars 4JUN18 Contracted Parties Briefing ICANN62
Registrars 31MAY18 Webinar: Naming Services portal for Registrars Roadmap
Registry Operators 30MAY18 ICANN Implements Paperless Invoicing Effective 31 July 2018
Registrars 30MAY18 ICANN Introduces Paperless Invoicing Effective 31 July 2018
Registry Operators 29MAY18 Monthly Report of the CSC on PTI Performance – April 2018
Registry Operators 25MAY18 ICANN Temporary Specification Now In Effect & Webinar Announcement
All Contracted Parties 25MAY18 Privacy Policy & Terms of Service Notice
Registrars 25MAY18 ICANN Temporary Specification Now In Effect & Webinar Announcement
All Contracted Parties 24MAY18 Reminder GDD Summit Survey – Let us know your thoughts!
All Contracted Parties 18MAY18 Advance Notification Regarding Privacy Policy and Terms of Service Updates
All Contracted Parties 17MAY18 2018 GDD Industry Summit Survey
Registrars 16MAY18 ICANN Designates DENIC eG for Additional Registrar Data Escrow Services
Registry Operators 11MAY18 Please Review – Proposed Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data
Registrars 11MAY18 Proposed Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data
Registrars 8MAY18 Naming Services portal Amended Terms of Use
All Contracted Parties 7MAY18 2018 GDD Industry Summit 1:1 Meetings
Registry Operators 3MAY18 CSC Report performance on PTI March 2018
All Contracted Parties 2MAY18 Finance Department Intent to Annually Publish Tax Residency Certificate
Registrars 25APR18 REMINDER: 26 April 2018 ICANN Registrar Naming Services portal demonstration and live Q & A
All Contracted Parties 19APR18 GDD Industry Summit- News and Updates as of 19 April
All Contracted Parties 17APR18 Update: RADAR RRS Security Vulnerability
Registry Operators 13APR18 Notification – Upcoming SLA Monitoring System Probe Node IP Address Changes
Registrars 12APR18 ICANN Registrar Naming Services portal demonstration and live Q & A
All Contracted Parties 3APR18 RADAR/RRS Security Vulnerability
Registry Operators 2APR18 Notice to MoSAPI Users – Upcoming MoSAPI Maintenance
Registrars 26MAR18 [Correction] ICANN Registrar Naming Services Portal Welcome: Instructions Included
Registrars 26MAR18 ICANN Registrar Naming Services portal Welcome: Instructions Included (new users)
Registrars 26MAR18 ICANN Registrar Naming Services portal Welcome: Instructions Included (existing users)
Registry Operators 16MAR18 CSC on PTI Performance Report February 2018
Registrars 8MAR18 ICANN Registrar Naming Services portal demonstration link and launch dates
All Contracted Parties 7MAR18 2018 GDD Industry Summit Agenda
Registry Operators 7MAR18 Notification – SLA Monitoring System API Production Release
All Contracted Parties 6MAR18 Please Participate: Contracted Parties Satisfaction Survey
All Contracted Parties 28FEB18 Please Review: New Blog regarding Data Protection/Privacy & GDPR
All Contracted Parties 26FEB18 Come Meet Us in San Juan
Registry Operators 21FEB18 CSC on PTI Performance Report January 2018
All Contracted Parties 15FEB18 Contracted Parties Briefing
Registry Operators 14FEB18 Notification – Upcoming MoSAPI Maintenance
Registry Operators 7FEB18 Notification – Upcoming SLA Monitoring System API
All Contracted Parties 31JAN18 Model Selection Delay Blog & Webinar Announcement Published/Webpage Updated
Registry Operators 29JAN18 Notification-Upcoming SLA Monitoring System Probe Node IP Address Changes
Registry Operators 22JAN18 CSC on PTI Performance Report December 2017
Registry Operators 19JAN18 SLA Monitoring System API Pilot
Registry Operators 10JAN18 Reminder: Annual Certifications Due to the ICANN org by 20 January 2018
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."