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Email communications from the Global Domains Division (GDD) to the ICANN organization's contracted parties for the current 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.

Additional information for contracted parties can be found in the News and Media section of icann.org at https://www.icann.org/news/blog

DATE BLOG

29JUL19

Updated Lookup Tool for Domain Name Registration Data Now Available

06MAY19

Registration Directory Service (RDS) Roadmap Update

30APR19

Coming Soon: Operational Improvements to the RSEP Process

05APR19

Next Steps for the Technical Study Group & EPDP

27MAR19

Technical Study Group Engages with Community in Kobe

7MAR19

Technical Study Group publishes draft model for review and input

21FEB19

Technical Study Group Advances Draft Model

04FEB19

Technical Study Group Makes Progress at First Face-to-Face Meeting

24JAN19

EPDP Team Makes Substantial Progress Toward Final Report

21Dec18

Technical Study Group Publishes Charter

 

Contracted Party (CP) Date Legal Notice
Registrars 18JUN19 Notice of Extension of the 2013 RAA Specification on Privacy and Proxy Registrations
Registry Operators 17MAY19 Legal Notice of Registration Data Policy Implementation
Registrars 17MAY19 Legal Notice of Registration Data Policy Implementation
Registry Operators 27FEB19 Legal Notice re: implementation of an RDAP service
Registrars 27FEB19 Legal Notice re: implementation of an RDAP service
Registry Operators 12FEB19 Notice of Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data – Reaffirmed by ICANN Board
Registrars 12FEB19 Notice of Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data – Reaffirmed by ICANN Board

 

Contracted Party (CP) Date Email
Registry Operators 22NOV19 Notice to MoSAPI Users – Upcoming MoSAPI Maintenance
All Contracted Parties 15NOV19 CSC Findings on PTI Performance October 2019
All Contracted Parties 28OCT19 ICANN Registrar Services Portal Version 2 is Now Available
Registrars 24OCT19 ICANN Registrar Fee Approved (FY20) – Attachment(s): 1
All Contracted Parties 23OCT19 Come meet us in Montreal! – Attachment(s): 1, 2
Registry Operators 22OCT19 Discussion Period to Amend Contractual Requirements in the Base gTLD Registry Agreement
Registrars 22OCT19 Discussion Period to Amend Contractual Requirements in the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement
All Contracted Parties 22OCT19 Contracted Parties Briefing for ICANN66
Registry Operators 21OCT19 ICANN Naming Services portal Shutdown Notification
All Contracted Parties 17OCT19 2020 GDD Industry Summit: Save the Date
Registrars 16OCT19 Upcoming: ICANN Naming Services Portal Upgrade
All Contracted Parties 03OCT19 Monthly Report of the CSC on PTI Performance – August 2019
Registrars 16SEP19 Update: ICANN Naming Services Portal Upgrade
Registrars 09SEP19 ICANN Registrar Fee Approval Request (FY20)
All Contracted Parties 06SEP19 Monthly Report of the CSC on PTI Performance – July 2019
All Contracted Parties 08AUG19 Monthly Report of the CSC on PTI Performance – June 2019
Registrars 06AUG19 ICANN Registrar Naming Services Portal Version 2.0 6Aug19
Registry Operators 24JUL19 Important Reminder Notice: Implementation of RDAP Service
Registrars 24JUL19 Important Reminder Notice: Implementation of RDAP Service
All Contracted Parties 19JUN19 CSC Findings on PTI Performance May 2019
Registry Operators 17JUN19 RSEP Process Improvements Launch
Registry Operators 13JUN19 ICANN Launches Continued Operations Instrument Obligation Release Service
All Contracted Parties 04JUN19 Contracted Parties Briefing: ICANN65
Registry Operators 03JUN19 Notice of availability of Registrar RDAP Base URL list
All Contracted Parties 30MAY19 Monthly Report of the CSC on PTI Performance – April 2019
Registry Operators 24MAY19 MoSAPI maintenance window notice
All Contracted Parties 22MAY19 2019 Contracted Parties Satisfaction Survey Results
All Contracted Parties 14MAY19 Reminder: 2019 GDD Industry Summit Survey
All Contracted Parties 08MAY19 2019 GDD Summit Survey: Let us know your thoughts!
All Contracted Parties 02MAY19 Phishing attempt on ICANN Contracted Parties
Registry Operators 29APR19 Introducing the COI Obligation Release Service
All Contracted Parties 25APR19 Monthly Report of the CSC on PTI Performance – March 2019
All Contracted Parties 24APR19 2019 GDD Industry Summit Expanded Agenda Published
Registrars 23APR19 New RDAP base URL field now available in RADAR
All Contracted Parties 22APR19 2019 GDD Industry Summit 1:1 Meetings
Registry Operators 16APR19 Notice to MoSAPI Users – Upcoming MoSAPI Maintenance
All Contracted Parties 09APR19 REMINDER Webinar Invitation: RDAP Requirements Overview
Registry Operators 04APR19 Upcoming SLA Monitoring System API Update
All Contracted Parties 03APR19 Visa requirements for GDD Industry Summit
All Contracted Parties 02APR19 Last Chance to Participate: 2019 Contracted Parties Satisfaction Survey
All Contracted Parties 28MAR19 RDAP webinar for contracted parties
Registry Operators 27MAR19 Monthly Report of the CSC on PTI Performance – February 2019 – Attachment(s): 1
All Contracted Parties 26MAR19 Time is Running Out: 2019 Contracted Parties Satisfaction Survey
All Contracted Parties 19MAR19 Time is Running Out: 2019 Contracted Party Survey
Registrars 15MAR19 ICANN Seeks Gaining Registrar for Bulk Transfer
Registrars 15MAR19 Registrar Expression of Interest 15 March 2019
Registrars 15MAR19 gTLDs sponsored by terminating registrar
Registry Operators 14MAR19 Notice to ROs – Alpnames De-Accreditation
Registry Operators 28FEB19 Monthly Report of the CSC on PTI Performance – January 2019
All Contracted Parties 26FEB19 Contracted Parties Satisfaction Survey
All Contracted Parties 25FEB19 Come meet us in Kobe! – Attachment(s): 1, 2
All Contracted Parties 21FEB19 2019 Contracted Parties Satisfaction Survey begins 26 February
All Contracted Parties 15FEB19 Urgent Attention: Reports of Malicious Activity Targeting the DNS
All Contracted Parties 14FEB19 2019 GDD Industry Summit Agenda Published
All Contracted Parties 11FEB19 Contracted Parties Briefing for ICANN64
All Contracted Parties 04FEB19 Naming Services portal – Maintenance Notification
Registry Operators 30JAN19 Notice to MoSAPI Users – Upcoming MoSAPI Maintenance
All Contracted Parties 29JAN19 Notice to RRI Users – Upcoming RRI Maintenance
Registry Operators 28JAN19 Launch of Naming Services portal enhancement to support Centralized Zone Data Service
Registry Operators 28JAN19 Launch of Centralized Zone Data Service portal Refresh
Registry Operators 28JAN19 Removal of inactive Centralized Zone Data Service accounts
Registry Operators 24JAN19 Monthly Report of the CSC on PTI Performance – December 2018
All Contracted Parties 17JAN19 2019 GDD Industry Summit Invitation
Registry Operators 16JAN19 New Year Reminders for Registry Operators
All Contracted Parties 10JAN19 Meet with ICANN at NamesCon Global 2019
Registrars 08JAN19 New Year Reminder for Registrars
Registry Operators 07JAN19 Update: Centralized Zone Data Service portal Refresh
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."