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Date Correspondence Sender Affiliation Issue Related Correspondence
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  
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."