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Date Correspondence Sender Affiliation Issue Related Correspondence
16 January 2020 Letter from Senator Elizabeth Warren et al. to Göran Marby, Maarten Botterman, ICANN Board, and John Jeffrey [Published 17 January 2020] Congress of the United States Proposed Sale of the Public Interest Registry (PIR)  
16 January 2020 Letter from Maarten Botterman to Keith Drazek [Published 16 January 2020] Chair | ICANN Board of Directors ICANN Transfer Policy-Gaining Registrar Form of Authorization 31 Oct 2019 Letter from Keith Drazek to Cherine Chalaby [Published 04 November 2019]
15 January 2020 Letter from Dr. Gregg McNair to ICANN Board [Published 17 January 2020] Group Chairman | Premium Traffic Limited Price Control Abdication Amendments Proposed for ICANN - Verisign Registry Agreement.  
14 January 2020 Letter from Alexandra Moreira to Göran Marby [Published 17 January 2020] Secretary General | Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) New gTLD Applications for .AMAZON 17 Dec 2019 Letter from Göran Marby to Alexandra Moreira [Published 20 December 2019]
14 January 2020 Letter from Cyrus Namazi to Keith Drazek, Rafik Dammak, Pam Little [Published 15 January 2020] Senior Vice President, Global Domains Division | ICANN Wave 1 of the EPDP Phase 1 Recommendation 27 Impact  
8 January 2020 Letter from Zak Muscovitch to Maarten Botterman [Published 10 January 2020] General Counsel | Internet Commerce Association (ICA) Transfer of .ORG Registry Operations

7 Jan 2020 Letter from Maarten Botterman to Zak Muscovitch [Published 8 January 2020]

15 Nov 2019 Letter from Zak Muscovitch to ICANN Board [Published 18 November 2019]

08 January 2020 Letter from Göran Marby to Mark Surman [Published 8 January 2020] President & CEO | ICANN Transfer of .ORG Registry Operations 3 Dec 2019 Letter from Mark Surman to Göran Marby [Published 05 December 2019]
7 January 2020 Letter from Manal Ismail to Maarten Botterman and Göran Marby [Published 8 January 2020] Chair | Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) Public Interest Registry (PIR) Acquisition  
7 January 2020 Letter from Maarten Botterman to Cindy Cohn, Mitchell Stoltz, Cara Gagliano [Published 8 January 2020] Chair | ICANN Board of Directors Change in Control of the .ORG Registry 17 Dec 2019 Letter from Cindy Cohn, Mitchell Stoltz, Cara Gagliano to Maarten Botterman et al. [Published 19 December 2019]
7 January 2020 Letter from Maarten Botterman to Stephanie Perrin [Published 8 January 2020] Chair | ICANN Board of Directors Impact of the ORG Sale on Non-commercial Registrants 9 Dec 2019 Letter from Rafik Dammak to Maarten Botterman [Published 13 December 2019]
7 January 2020 Letter from Maarten Botterman to Sherman Rattner [Published 8 January 2020] Chair | ICANN Board of Directors Transfer of .ORG Registry Operations

30 Nov 2019 Letter from Sherman Rattner to ICANN Board [Published 04 December 2019]

15 Nov 2019 Letter from Zak Muscovitch to ICANN Board [Published 18 November 2019]
7 January 2020 Letter from Maarten Botterman to Zak Muscovitch [Published 8 January 2020] Chair | ICANN Board of Directors Transfer of .ORG Registry Operations

8 Jan 2020 Letter from Zak Muscovitch to Maarten Botterman [Published 10 January 2020]

15 Nov 2019 Letter from Zak Muscovitch to ICANN Board [Published 18 November 2019]

6 January 2020 Letter from Göran Marby to Manal Ismail [Published 6 January 2020] President & CEO | ICANN EPDP Phase 1 Implementation Schedule  
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."