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Date Correspondence Sender Affiliation Issue Related Correspondence
23 February 2021 Letter from Maarten Botterman to Manal Ismail [Published 23 February 2021] Chair | ICANN Board of Directors IGO Protections
22 February 2021 Letter from Maarten Botterman to Lyman Chapin [Published 22 February 2021] Chair | ICANN Board of Directors WHOIS Contact Data Availability and Registrant Classification

25 Jan 2021 Letter from Lyman Chapin to Maarten Botterman [Published 27 January 2021]

18 February 2021 Letter from Maarten Botterman to Philippe Fouquart [Published 19 February 2021] Chair | ICANN Board of Directors EPDP on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Phase 2

10 Feb 2021 Letter from Maarten Botterman to Manal Ismail [Published 10 February 2021]

22 Jan 2021 Letter from Philippe Fouquart to Maarten Botterman and ICANN Board [Published 27 January 2021]

1 Dec 2020 Letter from Maarten Botterman to Philippe Fouquart [Published 2 December 2020]

29 Oct 2020 Letter from Philippe Fouquart to Maarten Botterman [Published 3 November 2020]

11 February 2021 Letter from Jacquelyn S. Stewart to Göran Marby [Published 12 February 2021] Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel | VeriSign, Inc. Notice of Price Increase for .COM Domain Name Registrations
10 February 2021 Letter from Maarten Botterman to Manal Ismail [Published 10 February 2021] Chair | ICANN Board of Directors EPDP on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Phase 2

18 Feb 2021 Letter from Maarten Botterman to Philippe Fouquart [Published 19 February 2021]

22 Jan 2021 Letter from Philippe Fouquart to Maarten Botterman and ICANN Board [Published 27 January 2021]

1 Dec 2020 Letter from Maarten Botterman to Philippe Fouquart [Published 2 December 2020]

29 Oct 2020 Letter from Philippe Fouquart to Maarten Botterman [Published 3 November 2020]

29 January 2021 Letter from Philippe Fouquart to Maarten Botterman [Published 1 February 2021]

Chair | Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council

EPDP Phase 1 Recommendation 7 Implementation and Thick WHOIS Transition Policy

07 Jul 2020 Letter from Maarten Botterman to Pam Little and Rafik Dammak [Published 10 July 2020]

29 May 2020 Letter from Pam Little and Rafik Dammak to Maarten Botterman [Published 4 June 2020]

11 Mar 2020 Letter from Maarten Botterman to Keith Drazek [Published 11 March 2020]

26 January 2021 Letter from Maarten Botterman to Manal Ismail [Published 26 January 2021]

Chair | ICANN Board of Directors

Board Notice of Bylaws Consultation on GAC Advice in relation to Protections for International Governmental Organizations (IGOs) at the Second Level of the Domain Name System DNS) 8 Dec 2020 Letter from Maarten Botterman to Manal Ismail [Published 14 December 2020]
25 January 2021 Letter from Russ Housley to Maarten Botterman [Published 5 February 2021]

Chair | SSR2 Review Team

SSR2 Review Team Final Report
25 January 2021 Letter from Lyman Chapin to Maarten Botterman [Published 27 January 2021]

Interisle Consulting Group, LLC

WHOIS Contact Data Availability and Registrant Classification

22 Feb 2021 Letter from Maarten Botterman to Lyman Chapin [Published 22 February 2021]

23 January 2021 Letter from Bruna Martins dos Santos to Göran Marby and Maarten Botterman [Published 27 January 2021]

Non-Commercial Stakeholders Group (NCSG)

System for Standardized Access/Disclosure (SSAD) and Content Moderation
22 January 2021 Letter from Philippe Fouquart to Maarten Botterman and ICANN Board [Published 27 January 2021] Chair | Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council EPDP on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Phase 2

18 Feb 2021 Letter from Maarten Botterman to Philippe Fouquart [Published 19 February 2021]

10 Feb 2021 Letter from Maarten Botterman to Manal Ismail [Published 10 February 2021]

1 Dec 2020 Letter from Maarten Botterman to Philippe Fouquart [Published 2 December 2020]

29 Oct 2020 Letter from Philippe Fouquart to Maarten Botterman [Published 3 November 2020]

14 January 2021 Letter from Maarten Botterman to Kevin Blumberg, Hervé Clement, and Mike Silber [Published 14 January 2021]

Chair | ICANN Board of Directors

Address Supporting Organization (ASO) Address Council Appointments
14 January 2021 Letter from Maarten Botterman to Hans Petter Holen and Oscar Robles [Published 14 January 2021]

Chair | ICANN Board of Directors

Address Supporting Organization (ASO) Appointments
14 January 2021 Letter from Maarten Botterman to Mason Cole, Lawrence Olwale-Roberts and Steve DelBianco [Published 14 January 2021]

Chair | ICANN Board of Directors

Commercial Business Users Constituency (CBUC) Appointments
14 January 2021 Letter from Maarten Botterman to Fred Baker [Published 14 January 2021]

Chair | ICANN Board of Directors

Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) Appointment
14 January 2021 Letter from Maarten Botterman to Rod Rasmussen and Julie Hammer [Published 14 January 2021]

Chair | ICANN Board of Directors

Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) Appointments
13 January 2021 Letter from Matt Larson to Rod Rasmussen [Published 5 February 2021]

VP, Research | ICANN

Completion of SSAC Advisories
11 January 2021 Letter from Maarten Botterman to Ole Jacobsen [Published 11 January 2021]

Chair | ICANN Board of Directors

Guidance from the ICANN Board to the Nominating Committee Re: Important Skills for Board Members
9 January 2021 Letter from Ashley Heineman to Theresa Swinehart [Published 12 January 2021] Chair | Registrar Stakeholder Group (RrSG) Proposed Extension of 2013 RAA Specification on Privacy and Proxy Registrations Expiration Date 15 Dec 2020 Letter from Theresa Swinehart to Ashley Heineman [Published 16 December 2020]
5 January 2021 Letter from Craig Parsonage to Göran Marby [Published 14 January 2021] Independent ICANN Policy on Internet Transparency and Accountability
4 January 2021 Letter from David Conrad to the Mozilla Corporation [Published 5 January 2021] Chief Technology Officer | ICANN Mozilla DNS over HTTPS (DoH) and Trusted Recursive Resolver (TRR) Comment Period

4 Jan 2021 Letter from David Conrad to Maureen Hilyard [Published 4 January 2021]

3 Dec 2020 Letter from Maureen Hilyard to David Conrad [Published 7 December 2020]

4 January 2021 Letter from David Conrad to Maureen Hilyard [Published 4 January 2021] Chief Technology Officer | ICANN Mozilla DNS over HTTPS (DoH) and Trusted Recursive Resolver (TRR) Comment Period

4 Jan 2021 Letter from David Conrad to the Mozilla Corporation [Published 5 January 2021]

3 Dec 2020 Letter from Maureen Hilyard to David Conrad [Published 7 December 2020]

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."