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This page provides a centralized location to publish letters received by ICANN from external sources and track outgoing letters. As part of our commitment to transparency, ICANN publishes applicable written communication to this public Correspondence page. Additional correspondence pages:

A workflow document and handbook were created to provide more transparency into the Correspondence Process, as part of the Process Documentation Initiative in 2017,

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Date Correspondence Sender Affiliation Issue Related Correspondence
2 Mar 2024 Sally Costerton to Dmitry Noskov [Published 2 Mar 2024] Sr. Advisor to President and SVP, Global Stakeholder Engagement & Interim President and CEO | ICANN UA Day 2024 Keystone Global Event in Belgrade, Serbia

28 Feb 2024: Dmitry Noskov to Wendy Profit

27 Feb 2024: Dmitry Noskov to Tripti Sinha

28 Feb 2024 Dmitry Noskov to Wendy Profit [Published 2 Mar 2024] Independent UA Day 2024 Keystone Global Event in Belgrade, Serbia

2 Mar 2024: Sally Costerton to Dmitry Noskov

27 Feb 2024: Dmitry Noskov to Tripti Sinha

27 Feb 2024 Dmitry Noskov to Tripti Sinha [Published 2 Mar 2024] Independent UA Day 2024 Keystone Global Event in Belgrade, Serbia

2 Mar 2024: Sally Costerton to Dmitry Noskov

28 Feb 2024: Dmitry Noskov to Wendy Profit

26 Feb 2024 Russ Weinstein to Nicolai Bezsonoff [Published 29 Feb 2024] VP, GDD Accounts & Services | ICANN .XXX Registry Agreement Renewal – Removal of Sponsorship

26 Feb 2024: Russ Weinstein to IFFOR Board of Directors

2 Feb 2024: Bezsonoff to Russ Weinstein

18 Oct 2023: Supplemental Letter: IFFOR Board of Directors to ICANN

26 Feb 2024 Russ Weinstein to IFFOR Board of Directors [Published 29 Feb 2024] VP, GDD Accounts & Services | ICANN .XXX Registry Agreement Renewal – Removal of Sponsorship

26 Feb 2024: Russ Weinstein to Nicoali Bezsonoff

2 Feb 2024: Bezsonoff to Russ Weinstein

18 Oct 2023: Supplemental Letter: IFFOR Board of Directors to ICANN

26 Feb 2024 Tripti Sinha to Greg DiBiase [Published 29 Feb 2024] Chair | ICANN Board of Directors GNSO Council Strategic Planning Session Report

6 Feb 2024: Greg DiBiase to Tripti Sinha

22 Feb 2024 Tripti Sinha to Nicolas Caballero [Published 26 Feb 2024] Chair | ICANN Board of Directors ccNSO Proposed Policy for ccTLD Review Mechanisms

8 Dec 2023: Nicolas Caballero to Tripti Sinha

24 Aug 2023: Tripti Sinha to Nicolas Caballero

21 Feb 2024 Tripti Sinha to Nicolas Caballero [Published 23 Feb 2024] Chair | ICANN Board of Directors Phase 1 Final Report of the EPDP on Internationalized Domain Names  
21 Feb 2024 Tripti Sinha to Crews Gore [Published 23 Feb 2024] Chair | ICANN Board of Directors Universal Acceptance Issues with .BRAND Domains 4 Dec 2023: Crews Gore to ICANN Board
14 Feb 2024 Jeff Osborn to Tripti Sinha [Published 20 Feb 2024] Chair | RSSAC Community Consultation on Public Interest Commitments (PICs)/Registry Voluntary Commitments (RVCs)

7 Dec 2023: Tripti Sinha to Jeff Osborn

14 Feb 2024 Kim Davies to Ashkat Orazbek [Published 20 Feb 2024] VP, IANA Services | ICANN and President | PTI Transfer of Local Time in the Republic of Kazakhstan

9 Feb 2024: Ashkat Orazbek to Sally Costerton

13 Feb 2024 Theresa Swinehart to SO/AC Chairs [Published 21 Feb 2024] Senior Vice President, Global Domains & Strategy | ICANN Timing and Potential Deferral of ATRT4 and Upcoming Engagement with the ICANN Community  
11 Feb 2024 Tripti Sinha to Ashley Heineman [Published 13 Feb 2024] Chair | ICANN Board of Directors Timeline to Respond to Urgent Requests for Disclosure of Domain Name Registration Data

8 Sept 2023: Ashley Heineman to Tripti Sinha

23 Aug 2023: Nicolas Caballero to Tripti Sinha

11 Feb 2024 Tripti Sinha to Nicolas Caballero [Published 13 Feb 2024] Chair | ICANN Board of Directors Timeline to Respond to Urgent Requests for Disclosure of Domain Name Registration Data

8 Sept 2023: Ashley Heineman to Tripti Sinha

23 Aug 2023: Nicolas Caballero to Tripti Sinha

9 Feb 2024 Ashkat Orazbek to Sally Costerton [Published 12 Feb 2024] Vice-Minister, Ministry of Digital Development and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan | Republic of Kazakhstan Transfer of Local Time in the Republic of Kazakhstan

14 Feb 2024: Kim Davies to Ashkat Orazbek

8 Feb 2024 Jacquelyn Stewart to Sally Costerton [Published 14 Feb 2024] Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel | VeriSign, Inc. Notice of Price Increase for .com Domain Name Registrations  
7 Feb 2024 Katrina Sataki to Alejandra Reynoso [Published 8 Feb 2024] Chair, ICANN Board Caucus on ccPDP3 Review Mechanism (ccPDP3) | ICANN Community Update from ICANN Board Caucus on ccPDP3 Review Mechanism  
6 Feb 2024 Greg DiBiase to Tripti Sinha [Published 12 Feb 2024] Chair | GNSO Council GNSO Council Strategic Planning Session Report 26 Feb 2024: Tripti Sinha to Greg DiBiase
6 Feb 2024 Tripti Sinha to Jonathan Zuck [Published 8 Feb 2024] Chair | ICANN Board of Directors At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) Advice on DNS Abuse 24 Dec 2019 Maureen Hilyard to Maarten Botterman
5 Feb 2024 Kim Davies to Kuanysh Yelikbayev [Published 6 Feb 2024] VP, IANA Services | ICANN and President | PTI Transfer of Local Time in the Republic of Kazakhstan 5 Feb 2024: Kuanysh Yelikbayev to Sally Costerton
5 Feb 2024 Kuanysh Yelikbayev to Sally Costerton [Published 6 Feb 2024] Chairman, Technical Regulation and Metrology Committee, Ministry of Trade and Integration | Republic of Kazkhstan Transfer of Local Time in the Republic of Kazakhstan 5 Feb 2024: Kim Davies to Kuanysh Yelikbayev
2 Feb 2024 Nicolai Bezsonoff to Russ Weinstein [Published 26 Feb 2024] VP and General Manager | GoDaddy Registry .XXX Registry Agreement Renewal – Removal of Sponsorship

26 Feb 2024: Russ Weinstein to Nicoali Bezsonoff

26 Feb 2024: Russ Weinstein to IFFOR Board of Directors

18 Oct 2023: Supplemental Letter: IFFOR Board of Directors to ICANN

1 Feb 2024 Evin Erdogdu to Alejandra Reynoso and Sean Copeland [Published 9 Feb 2024] Review Support &; Accountability Project Manager | ICANN Continuous Improvement Program Community Coordination Group (CIP-CCG) Terms of Reference (ToR)

7 Dec 2023: Alejandra Reynoso and Sean Copeland to Larisa Gurnick

13 Oct 2023: Larisa Gurnick to Supporting Organizations (SOs) and Advisory Committees (ACs) Leadership

31 Jan 2024 Tripti Sinha to Rami Schwartz [Published 6 Feb 2024] Chair | ICANN Board of Directors Universal Acceptance Issues with .TUBE, ASCII, and IDN Domains

12 Oct 2023: Rami Schwartz to ICANN Board

30 Jan 2024 Tripti Sinha to Alejandra Reynoso [Published 2 Feb 2024] Chair | ICANN Board of Directors Community Consultation on Public Interest Commitments (PICs)/Registry Voluntary Commitments (RVCs)

9 Jan 2024: Alejandra Reynoso to Tripti Sinha

7 Dec 2023: Tripti Sinha to Alejandra Reynoso

30 Jan 2024 Sally Costerton to Hadia Elminiawi [Published 1 Feb 2024] Sr. Advisor to President and SVP, Global Stakeholder Engagement & Interim President and CEO | ICANN Joint AFRALO-AFRICANN ICANN78 Statement on Internet Resource Management and Governance in Africa

15 Dec 2023: Hadia Elminiawi to Sally Costerton and the ICANN Board

22 Jan 2024 Tripti Sinha to Jonathan Zuck and Greg DiBiase [Published 23 Jan 2024] Chair | ICANN Board of Directors Closed Generic gTLDs

1 Dec 2023: Mary Wong to Tripti Sinha, Nicolas Caballero, Gregory DiBiase, Jonathan Zuck

21 Oct 2023: Sebastien Ducos to Tripti Sinha

13 Oct 2023: Nico Caballero and Jonathan Zuck to Tripti Sinha

9 Jan 2024 Alejandra Reynoso to Tripti Sinha [Published 17 Jan 2024] Chair | ccNSO Council Community Consultation on Public Interest Commitments (PICs)/Registry Voluntary Commitments (RVCs)

30 Jan 2024: Tripti Sinha to Alejandra Reynoso

7 Dec 2023: Tripti Sinha to Alejandra Reynoso

9 Jan 2024 Gregory DiBiase to Tripti Sinha [Published 10 Jan 2024] Chair | GNSO Council Intellectual Property Constituency's Request for Reconsideration of Board Resolutions 2023.10.26.11 and 2023.10.26.12  
5 Jan 2024 Giovanni Seppia to Gregory DiBiase [Published 9 Jan 2024] Vice-President, Implementation Operations | ICANN Retirement of Non-Policy Recommendations 4 Dec 2023: Gregory DiBiase to Giovanni Seppia
2 Jan 2024 Tripti Sinha to Matt Thomas, Suzanne Woolf, Ram Mohan, and Rod Rasmussen [Published 3 Jan 2024] Chair | ICANN Board of Directors Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP) Study 2

7 Dec 2023: Suzanne Woolf, Matt Thomas, Rod Rasmussen, and Ram Mohan to Tripti Sinha

21 Nov 2023: Tripti Sinha to Suzanne Woolf and Matt Thomas

2 Jan 2024 Sally Costerton to Jeff Neuman [Published 2 Jan 2024] Sr. Advisor to President and SVP, Global Stakeholder Engagement & Interim President and CEO | ICANN Response to Open Letter to ICANN

2 Jan 2024: Jeff Neuman to Sally Costerton

26 Dec 2023: Sally Costerton to Jeff Neuman

12 Dec 2023: Jeff Neuman to Tripti Sinha

8 Nov 2023: Jeff Neuman to Tripti Sinha, Sally Costerton, and Danko Jevtovic

3 Nov 2023: Jeff Neuman to Tripti Sinha, Sally Costerton, and Danko Jevtovic

2 Jan 2024 Jeff Neuman to Sally Costerton [Published 2 Jan 2024] CEO | JJN Solutions Response to Open Letter to ICANN

2 Jan 2024: Sally Costerton to Jeff Neuman

26 Dec 2023: Sally Costerton to Jeff Neuman

12 Dec 2023: Jeff Neuman to Tripti Sinha

8 Nov 2023: Jeff Neuman to Tripti Sinha, Sally Costerton, and Danko Jevtovic

3 Nov 2023: Jeff Neuman to Tripti Sinha, Sally Costerton, and Danko Jevtovic

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."