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8 November 2018 Blog: Data protection/privacy issues: ICANN63 wrap-up and next steps
8 November 2018 Announcement: ICANN Board Reaffirms Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data
27 September 2018 Announcement: Data Protection/Privacy Update Webinar – Date Set for 8 October
24 September 2018 Blog: ICANN GDPR and Data Protection/Privacy Update
24 September 2018 Announcement: ICANN Postpones Data Protection/Privacy Update Webinar Scheduled for 26 September
17 September 2018 Announcement: German Appellate Court Rules on ICANN Request to Preserve WHOIS Data
13 September 2018 Announcement: Data Protection/Privacy Update Webinar Scheduled for 26 September 2018
10 September 2018 Blog: Keep Up with EPDP on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data
23 August 2018 Announcement: ICANN Board Reaffirms Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data
20 August 2018 Blog: Possible Unified Access Model Published for Community Input
3 August 2018 Announcement: German Appellate Court Rules on ICANN Request to Preserve WHOIS Data
3 August 2018 Blog: Update on the Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) Profile
27 July 2018 Blog: Key GDPR WHOIS Updates and Next Steps
19 July 2018 Announcement: ICANN Request to Preserve WHOIS Data Referred to German Appeal Court
16 July 2018 Blog: Enforcing the Temporary Specification
13 July 2018 Blog: Additional Guidance from the European Data Protection Board
21 June 2018 Announcement: German Regional Court to Revisit Ruling in Injunction Proceedings on Request to Preserve WHOIS data
18 June 2018 Blog: Data Protection/Privacy Update: Seeking Community Feedback on Proposed Unified Access Model
13 June 2018 Announcement: ICANN Appeals German Court Decision on GDPR / WHOIS
5 June 2018 Blog: Data Protection/Privacy Update: ICANN's GDPR Efforts with Temporary Specification Now in Effect
30 May 2018 Announcement: German Court Rules on ICANN Request to Preserve WHOIS Data
25 May 2018 Announcement: ICANN Files Legal Action in Germany to Preserve WHOIS Data
17 May 2018 Announcement: ICANN Board Approves Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data
17 May 2018 Blog: Chair's Blog: Approving the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data and Next Steps
14 May 2018 Announcement: Webinar on Proposed Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Scheduled
14 May 2018 Blog: Data Protection/Privacy Update: Revised Proposed Temporary Specification Published; Webinar Scheduled
11 May 2018 Blog: Data Protection/Privacy Update: Proposed Temporary Specification Now Available
10 May 2018 Blog: Data Protection/Privacy Update: Seeking Additional Clarity from Article 29
1 May 2018 Blog: Data Protection/Privacy Update: Meeting with Contracted Parties on GDPR Compliance
23 April 2018 Blog: Data Protection/Privacy Issues Update: Summarizing our Recent Meeting with Article 29
13 April 2018 Blog: Data Protection/Privacy Issues Update: Soliciting Community Input on Article 29 Guidance
12 April 2018 Announcement: ICANN Receives Data Protection/Privacy Guidance from Article 29 Working Party
10 April 2018 Blog: Data Protection/Privacy Issues Update: An ICANN Update & Most Frequently Asked Questions
29 March 2018 Blog: Data Protection/Privacy Issues Update: Discussion with Article 29 Working Party
28 March 2018 Announcement: ICANN Requests DPA Guidance on Proposed Interim Model for GDPR Compliance
21 March 2018 Blog: Data Protection/Privacy Issues: ICANN61 Wrap-up and Next Steps
8 March 2018 Blog: Data Protection/Privacy Issues Update: More Details Published on ICANN-proposed Interim Model
7 March 2018 Blog: Data Protection/Privacy Issues Update: Discussion with Article 29
28 February 2018 Blog: Data Protection/Privacy Update: Seeking Input on Proposed Interim Model for GDPR Compliance
14 February 2018 Blog: Data Protection/Privacy Update: Latest Developments
25 January 2018 Announcement: Data Protection/Privacy Update Webinar Scheduled for 2 February
25 January 2018 Blog: Data Protection/Privacy Update: Status of Model Selection and Webinar
12 January 2018 Blog: Data Protection and Privacy Update: Seeking Community Feedback on Proposed Compliance Models
21 December 2017 Blog: Data Protection and Privacy Update – Plans for the New Year
18 December 2017 Announcement: Data Protection/Privacy Update: Response from Legal Firm Hamilton to Community Questions Now Available
8 December 2017 Blog: Data Protection/Privacy Update: Guidance on Proposed Model Submissions Now Available
17 November 2017 Blog: Data Protection/Privacy Activity Recap
2 November 2017 Announcement: ICANN Contractual Compliance Publishes Data Protection/Privacy Statement
18 October 2017 Blog: Data Protection and Privacy Update
18 October 2017 GDPR Legal Analysis – Part 1 (Hamilton)
27 September 2017 Announcement: ICANN Webinar: Data Protection/Privacy Activities
11 September 2017 Data Protection and Privacy: Progress Update and Next Steps
25 July 2017 Personal Data "Use" Matrix Now Available for Public Review
24 July 2017 gTLD Registration Dataflow Matrix and Information
13 July 2017 Evolving Data Privacy and Protection Regulations - UPDATE
22 June 2017 Dialogues on the Evolving Data Privacy and Protection Regulations
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."