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27 April 2017 Letter from Steve Crocker to James Bladel [Published 27 April 2017] Chair | ICANN Board of Directors GNSO Council Review of GAC Hyderabad Communiqué

Letter from James Bladel to Steve Crocker [Published 21 December 2016]

GAC Communique - Hyderabad, India [Published 8 November 2016]

27 April 2017 Letter from Steve Crocker to James Bladel [Published 27 April 2017] Chair | ICANN Board of Directors GNSO Council Review of GAC Helsinki Communiqué

Letter from James Bladel to Steve Crocker [Published 11 August 2016]

GAC Communique - Hyderabad, India [Published 30 june 2016]

27 April 2017 Letter from Göran Marby to Mao Wei [Published 27 April 2017] President & CEO | ICANN China Engagement Trip  
27 April 2017 Letter from Göran Marby to President Liu Duo [Published 27 April 2017] President & CEO | ICANN China Engagement Trip  
27 April 2017 Letter from Göran Marby to Li Xiaodong [Published 27 April 2017] President & CEO | ICANN China Engagement Trip  
27 April 2017 Letter from Göran Marby to Ms. Hu [Published 27 April 2017] President & CEO | ICANN China Engagement Trip  
27 April 2017 Letter from Göran Marby to Vice President Gao Xinmin [Published 27 April 2017] President & CEO | ICANN China Engagement Trip  
27 April 2017 Letter from Göran Marby to Hon. Vice Minister He Jianzhong [Published 27 April 2017] President & CEO | ICANN China Engagement Trip  
27 April 2017 Letter from Göran Marby to Hon. Vice Minister Chen Zhaoxiong [Published 27 April 2017] President & CEO | ICANN China Engagement Trip  
27 April 2017 Letter from Göran Marby to Hon. Minister Xu Lin [Published 27 April 2017] President & CEO | ICANN China Engagement Trip  
25 April 2017 Letter from Jan Kleijssen to Steve Crocker [Published 27 April 2017] Director | Information Society and Action Against Crime Directorate, Council of Europe Data Protection, Privacy Day at ICANN58  
25 April 2017 Letter from James Bladel, Donna Austin, and Heather Forrest to Steve Crocker [Published 27 April 2017 GNSO Council Leadership GNSO Review of GAC Communiqué Copenhagen GAC Communiqué – Copenhagen, Denmark [Published 16 March 2017]
25 April 2017 Letter from Akram Atallah to Robin King [Published 26 April 2017] President, Global Domains Division | ICANN Use of eu in .SKY Letter from Robin King to Steve Crocker [Published 11 January 2017]
24 April 2017 Letter from Steve Crocker to Katrina Sataki and Patrik Fältström [Published 25 April 2017] Chair | ICANN Board of Directors Guidelines for the Extended Process Similarity Review Panel (EPSRP) for the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process Letter from ccNSO Council to Steve Crocker [Published 30 January 2017]
24 April 2017 Letter from Christine Willett to Sivasubramanian M [Published 24 April 2017] Vice President, gTLD Operations | ICANN New gTLD application for .IDN Letter from Sivasubramanian M to Stephen Crocker, Göran Marby, and Akram Atallah [Published 28 March 2017]
18 April 2017 Letter from Hon. Vice Minister Néstor Popolizio Bardales to Steve Crocker [Published 27 April 2017] Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs | Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru Geographic Names, Two and Three-letter Codes

Letter from Akram Atallah to Honorable Ambassador Erik Anderson Machado [Published 14 March 2017]

Letter from Honorable Ambassador Erik Anderson Machado to Steve Crocker [Published 21 February 2017]

14 April 2017 Letter from Theresa Swinehart to James Bladel [Published 24 April 2017 ] Senior Vice President, Multistakeholder Strategy & Strategic Initiatives | ICANN Feasibility and prioritization analysis of the GNSO Review Recommendations Letter from James Bladel to Rinalia Abdul Rahim [Published 2 May 2016]
14 April 2017 Letter from Theresa Swinehart to Access Info Europe, et al. [Published 24 April 2017] Senior Vice President, Multistakeholder Strategy & Strategic Initiatives | ICANN CCWG-Accountability Work Stream 2 Letter from Access Info Europe, et al. to Göran Marby [Published 7 April 2017]
14 April 2017 Letter from Theresa Swinehart to Aziz Hilali [Published 24 April 2017] Senior Vice President, Multistakeholder Strategy & Strategic Initiatives | ICANN At-Large Review

Letter from Aziz Hilali to ICANN Board [Published 28 March 2017]

Letter from Aziz Hilali to ICANN Board – French translation [Published 28 March 2017]

12 April 2017 Letter from Russ Weinstein to Jena L. Hoffman [Published 12 April 2017] Director, New gTLD Operations | ICANN New gTLD Application for .MUSIC Letter from Jena L. Hoffman to ICANN and the Economist Intelligence Unit [Published 9 May 2016]
11 April 2017 Letter from Göran Marby to Graeme Bunton and Paul Diaz [Published 11 April 2017] President & CEO | ICANN Engagement with ICANN Letter from Contracted Party House to Members of the ICANN Board [Published 2 March 2017]
11 April 2017 Letter from Göran Marby to Mukhisa Kituyi [Published 11 April 2017] President & CEO | ICANN Invitation to 20th Annual Session of Commission for Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) Letter from Mukhisa Kituyi to Göran Marby [Published 11 April 2017]
7 April 2017 Letter from Steve Crocker to Niels ten Oever, Mathieu Weill, León Sanchez, and Thomas Rickert [Published 7 April 2017] Chair | ICANN Board of Directors CCWG-Accountability Work Stream 2 – Human Rights Subgroup  
6 April 2017 Letter from Access Info Europe, et al. to Göran Marby [Published 7 April 2017] Access Info Europe CCWG-Accountability Work Stream 2 Letter from Theresa Swinehart to Access Info Europe, et al. [Published 24 April 2017]
6 April 2017 Letter from Göran Marby to Professor Henrik Udsen [Published 6 April 2017] President & CEO | ICANN ICANN58  
6 April 2017 Letter from Göran Marby to Minister Mette Bock [Published 6 April 2017] President & CEO | ICANN ICANN58  
6 April 2017 Letter from Göran Marby to Finn Petersen [Published 6 April 2017] President & CEO | ICANN ICANN58  
6 April 2017 Letter from Göran Marby to Jakob Bring Truelsen [Published 6 April 2017] President & CEO | ICANN ICANN58  
4 April 2017 Letter from Akram Atallah to Deputy Minister Nasrollah Jahandard [Published 5 April 2017] President, Global Domains Division | ICANN Two-Letter Country Codes

Letter from Deputy Minister Nasrollah Jahandard to Steve Crocker [Published 22 March 2017]

Letter from Deputy Minister Nasrollah Jahandard to Göran Marby [Published 22 March 2017]

Letter from Deputy Minister Nasrollah Jahandard to Akram Atallah [Published 22 March 2017]

3 April 2017 Letter from Steve Crocker to Mathieu Weill, León Sanchez, and Thomas Rickert [Published 7 April 2017] Chair | ICANN Board of Directors CCWG Recommendation to the ICANNBoard regarding ATRT3 Letter from Mathieu Weill, León Sanchez, and Thomas Rickert to Steve Crocker [Published 16 March 2017]
31 March 2017 Letter from Akram Atallah to James Bladel [Published 4 April 2017] President, Global Domains Division | ICANN GNSO Council Motion 20170216-1  
31 March 2017 Letter from Christine Willett to Renato Sabbadini [Published 31 March 2017] Vice President, gTLD Operations | ICANN New gTLD Application for .GAY Letter from Renato Sabbadini to the ICANN Board [Published 26 August 2016]
31 March 2017 Letter from Christine Willett to Michael Rogers [Published 31 March 2017] Vice President, gTLD Operations | ICANN New gTLD Application for .GAY Letter from Michael Rogers to the ICANN Board [Published 26 August 2016]
31 March 2017 Letter from Christine Willett to Mario Paez [Published 31 March 2017] Vice President, gTLD Operations | ICANN New gTLD Application for .GAY Letter from Mario Paez to ICANN [Published 14 March 2017]
31 March 2017 Letter from Christine Willett to Søren Laursen [Published 31 March 2017] Vice President, gTLD Operations | ICANN New gTLD Application for .GAY Letter from Søren Laursen to the ICANN Board [Published 16 March 2017]
31 March 2017 Letter from Christine Willett to Michael Bach [Published 31 March 2017] Vice President, gTLD Operations | ICANN New gTLD Application for .GAY Letter from Michael Bach to ICANN Board [Published 17 August 2016]
28 March 2017 Joint Recommendations for ICANN Compliance from Members of the RySG and IPC [Published 3 April 2017] RySG/IPC Discussion Team Recommendations for ICANN Contractual Compliance to enhance transparency, analysis, and context Blog on Improving Contractual Compliance [Published 12 April 2017]
24 March 2017 Letter from Göran Marby to Bryan T. Meehan, Sr. [Published 27 March 2017] President & CEO | ICANN WHOIS Privacy/Domain Registration Letter from Bryan T. Meehan, Sr. to Göran Marby [Published 2 March 2017]
21 March 2017 Letter from Akram Atallah to Shirley Gal [Published 23 March 2017] President, Global Domains Division | ICANN IDN ccTLD for .IL in Hebrew Letter from Shirley Gal to Akram Atallah [Published 23 March 2017]
18 March 2017 Letter from Deputy Minister Nasrollah Jahandard to Steve Crocker [Published 22 March 2017] Deputy Minister & Head | Ministry of ICT, Information Technology Organization of Iran Two-Letter Country Codes

Letter from Akram Atallah to Deputy Minister Nasrollah Jahandard [Published 5 April 2017]

Letter from Deputy Minister Nasrollah Jahandard to Göran Marby [Published 22 March 2017]

Letter from Deputy Minister Nasrollah Jahandard to Akram Atallah [Published 22 March 2017]

15 March 2017 Letter from Sivasubramanian M to Stephen Crocker, Göran Marby, and Akram Atallah [Published 28 March 2017] Proprietor | Nameshop New gTLD application for .IDN Letter from Christine Willett to Sivasubramanian M [Published 24 April 2017]
15 March 2017 Letter from Aziz Hilali to to ICANN Board [Published 28 March 2017] Chair | AFRALO At-Large Review

Letter from Theresa Swinehart to Aziz Hilali [Published 24 April 2017]

Letter from Aziz Hilali to to ICANN Board – French translation [Published 28 March 2017]

15 March 2017 GAC Communiqué – Copenhagen, Denmark [Published 16 March 2017] Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) GAC Communiqué  
14 March 2017 Letter from Shirley Gal to Akram Atallah [Published 23 March 2017] Eitan, Mehulal, & Sadot IDN ccTLD for .IL in Hebrew Letter from Akram Atallah to Shirley Gal [Published 23 March 2017]
14 March 2017 Letter from Paul Diaz to Akram Atallah, Xavier Calvez, and Cyrus Namazi [Published 16 March 2017] Chairman | Registry Stakeholder Group RySG Proposal to Offset New gTLD Operator Registry Fees  
14 March 2017 Letter from Søren Laursen to the ICANN Board [Published 16 March 2017] Chair | LGBT Denmark New gTLD Application for .GAY Letter from Christine Willett to Søren Laursen [Published 31 March 2017]
14 March 2017 Letter from Göran Marby to Internet Service Providers and Connectivity Providers Constituency (ISPCP) [Published 14 March 2017] ICANN | President & CEO Digital Object Architecture Letter from Internet Service Providers and Connectivity Providers Constituency (ISPCP) [Published 13 February 2017]
13 March 2017 Letter from Mathieu Weill, León Sanchez, and Thomas Rickert to Steve Crocker [Published 16 March 2017] Co-Chairs | CCWG-Accountability CCWG Recommendation to the ICANN Board regarding ATRT3 Letter from Steve Crocker to Mathieu Weill, León Sanchez, and Thomas Rickert [Published 7 April 2017]
13 March 2017 Letter from Akram Atallah to Honorable Ambassador Erik Anderson Machado [Published 14 March 2017] President | Global Domains Division Geographic Names, Two and Three-letter Codes Letter from Honorable Ambassador Erik Anderson Machado to Steve Crocker [Published 21 February 2017]
12 March 2017 Letter from Arif Ali to Göran Marby and the ICANN Board [Published 7 April 2017] Partner | Dechert LLP New gTLD Application for .GAY

Letter from Arif H. Ali to Göran Marby and Members of the Board [Published 1 February 2017]

Letter from Arif H. Ali to ICANN Board [Published 16 November 2016]

Letter from Arif H. Ali to ICANN Board [Published 18 October 2016]

Letter from Arif Hyder Ali to the ICANN Board [Published 15 September 2016]

Letter from Arif Hyder Ali to Göran Marby [Published 12 September 2016]

11 March 2017 Letter from Göran Marby to the Commercial Stakeholder Group [Published 11 March 2017] ICANN | President & CEO Request to make specific datasets public Letter from the CSG to Göran Marby, Steve Crocker and the ICANN Board [Published 11 January 2017]
9 March 2017 Letter from Mukhisa Kituyi to Göran Marby [Published 11 April 2017] Secretary-General | UNCTAD Invitation to 20th Annual Session of Commission for Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) Letter from Göran Marby to Mukhisa Kituyi [Published 11 April 2017]
9 March 2017 Letter from Steve Crocker to the Nominating Committee [Published 10 March 2017] Chair | ICANN Board of Directors Guidance from the ICANN Board to the Nominating Committee  
8 March 2017 Letter from Mario Paez to ICANN [Published 14 March 2017] Managing Director | Planetdwellers New gTLD Application for .GAY Letter from Christine Willett to Mario Paez [Published 31 March 2017]
6 March 2017 Letter from Akram Atallah to the New gTLD Applicants for .HOME, .CORP, and .MAIL [Published 6 March 2017] President, Global Domains Division | ICANN New gTLD Applications for .HOME, .CORP, and .MAIL Letter from .HOME Registry Inc. et al. to the ICANN Board [Published 26 August 2016]
2 March 2017 Letter from Göran Marby to Hon. Dr. Siyabonga Cwele [Published 2 March 2017] ICANN | President & CEO Invitation to ICANN59  
1 March 2017 Letter from Patrick Baumann to Chris Disspain [Published 9 March 2017] President | SportAccord Final Declaration regarding dot Sport Limited v. ICANN (.SPORT) Independent Review Process  
24 February 2017 Letter from Contracted Party House to Members of the ICANN Board [Published 2 March 2017] Contracted Party House Engagement with ICANN Letter from Göran Marby to Graeme Bunton and Paul Diaz [Published 11 April 2017]
22 February 2017 Letter from Göran Marby to Commercial Stakeholder Group [Published 23 February 2017] ICANN | President & CEO ICANN Meeting Structure Letter from Commercial Stakeholder Group to Göran Marby, Steve Crocker, and ICANN Board of Directors [Published 21 February 2017]
19 February 2017 Letter from Bryan T. Meehan, Sr. to Göran Marby [Published 2 March 2017] President | HiTech Business Systems WHOIS Privacy/Domain Registration Letter from Göran Marby to Bryan T. Meehan, Sr. [Published 27 March 2017]
15 February 2017 Letter from Commercial Stakeholder Group to Göran Marby, Steve Crocker, and ICANN Board of Directors [Published 21 February 2017] Commercial and Business Users Constituency (BC), Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC), ISPs and Connectivity Providers Constituency (ISPCP) ICANN Meeting Structure Letter from Göran Marby to Commercial Stakeholder Group [Published 23 February 2017]
8 February 2017 Letter from Göran Marby to Thomas Schneider [Published 8 February 2017] ICANN | President & CEO Responses to the questions in Annex 1 of the Hyderabad Communiqué GAC Communiqué - Hyderabad, India [Published 8 November 2016]
1 February 2017 Letter from Internet Service Providers and Connectivity Providers Constituency (ISPCP) [Published 13 February 2017] Chairman | ISPCP Constituency Digital Object Architecture Letter from Göran Marby to Internet Service Providers and Connectivity Providers Constituency (ISPCP) [Published 14 March 2017]
30 January 2017 Letter from Arif H. Ali to Göran Marby and Members of the BGC [Published 1 February 2017] Partner | Dechert LLP New gTLD Application for .MUSIC  
30 January 2017 Letter from Arif H. Ali to Göran Marby and Members of the Board [Published 1 February 2017] Partner | Dechert LLP New gTLD Application for .GAY

Letter from Arif Ali to Göran Marby and the ICANN Board [Published 7 April 2017]

Letter from Arif H. Ali to ICANN Board [Published 16 November 2016]

Letter from Arif H. Ali to ICANN Board [Published 18 October 2016]

Letter from Arif Hyder Ali to the ICANN Board [Published 15 September 2016]

23 January 2017 Letter from Steve Crocker to Brad Verd and Tripti Sinha [Published 23 January 2017] Chair | ICANN Board of Directors RSSAC Advice to the ICANN Board Letter from Steve Crocker to Brad Verd and Tripti Sinha [Published 20 October 2016]
11 January 2017 Letter from Robin King to Steve Crocker [Published 11 January 2017] Sky International AG Use of eu in .SKY Letter from Akram Atallah to Robin King [Published 26 April 2017]
6 January 2017 Letter from Glen de Saint Géry to Steve Crocker [Published 19 January 2017] GNSO Secretariat GNSO Council Chair and vice Chair Election results - Hyderabad 2016  
6 January 2017 Letter from Lawrence Strickling (NTIA) to Steve Crocker [Published 6 January 2017] The Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information | United States Department of Commerce Affirmation of Commitments Letter from Steve Crocker to Lawrence Strickling (NTIA) [Published 6 January 2017]
5 January 2017 Letter from the CSG to Göran Marby, Steve Crocker and the ICANN Board [Published 11 January 2017] Commercial and Business Users Constituency, Internet Service Providers & Connectivity Providers Constituency, Intellectual Property Constituency Request to make specific datasets public Letter from Göran Marby to the Commercial Stakeholder Group [Published 11 March 2017]
3 January 2017 Letter from Steve Crocker to Lawrence Strickling (NTIA) [Published 6 January 2017] Chair | ICANN Board of Directors Affirmation of Commitments Letter from Lawrence Strickling (NTIA) to Steve Crocker [Published 6 January 2017]

 

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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."