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Date Correspondence Sender Affiliation Issue Related Correspondence
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]
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  
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 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  
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  
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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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."