Skip to main content
Resources

Data Protection/Privacy – Correspondence

Click here to return to ICANN's Data Protection/Privacy Issues webpage. Click here to return to ICANN's Correspondence page.

20 April 2018 Letter from Edyta Bielak-Jomaa to Göran Marby in response to his 26 March 2018 letter [PDF, 110 KB]
12 April 2018 Letter from Göran Marby to Andrea Jelinek in response to her 12 April 2018 letter [PDF, 313 KB]
11 April 2018 Letter from Andrea Jelinek to Göran Marby in response to his 16 January 2018 letter [PDF, 399 KB]
6 April 2018 Letter from Claudia Selli to Cherine Chalaby regarding GDPR Compliance and GAC Advice [PDF, 132 KB]
29 March 2018 Letter from Lena Lindgren Schelin to Göran Marby in response to his 26 March 2018 letter [PDF, 999 KB]
29 March 2018 Letter from David Olive and Theresa Swinehart in response to Brian Winterfeldt's 15 March letter [PDF, 465 KB]
26 March 2018 Letter from Jonathan Matkowsky to Göran Marby and Cherine Chalaby regarding a Request for Adequate Assurances Relating to WHOIS and GDPR [PDF, 125 KB]
26 March 2018 Letters from Göran Marby to various Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) regarding Request for Guidance: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Impact on the Domain Name System and WHOIS
15 March 2018 Letter from Brian Winterfeldt to David Olive and Theresa Swinehart regarding Request for Support for Accreditation Model Proposal
8 March 2018 Letter from Göran Marby in response to Roberto Viola's 7 February letter [PDF, 59 KB]
8 March 2018 Letter from Göran Marby in response to Dražen Lučić's 2 January letter [PDF, 78 KB]
8 March 2018 Letter from Göran Marby in response to letter from Dimitris Avramopoulos, Vêra Jourova, and Sir Julian King on 29 January [PDF, 75 KB]
5 March 2018 Letter from Göran Marby in response to Brian Winterfeldt's 13 January letter [PDF, 59 KB]
22 February 2018 Letter from Göran Marby in response to Manal Ismail's 17 December letter [PDF, 303 KB]
7 February 2018 Letter from Roberto Viola to Göran Marby regarding Technical input on Proposed WHOIS Models on behalf of the European Union [PDF, 99 KB]
29 January 2018 Letter from Dimitris Avramopoulos, Vêra Jourova, and Sir Julian King to Göran Marby regarding GDPR and WHOIS Concerns [PDF, 834 KB]
23 January 2018 Letter from Göran Marby in response to Andrew Mack's 8 December letter [PDF, 330 KB]
23 January 2018 Letter from Göran Marby in response to Brian Winterfeldt's 14 December letter [PDF, 404 KB]
18 January 2018 Letter from Theresa Swinehart in response to Mohamed El Bashir's 24 November letter [PDF, 298 KB]
15 January 2018 Letter from Göran Marby in response to Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin's 6 December letter [PDF, 85 KB]
13 January 2018 Letter from Brian Winterfeldt to Göran Marby regarding IPC Submission to ICANN CEO re: Models for GDPR Compliance [PDF, 65 KB]
2 January 2018 Letter from Drazen Lučić to Göran Marby regarding GDPR Impact on WHOIS Compliance [PDF, 67 KB]
17 December 2017 Letter from Manal Ismail to Göran Marby regarding WHOIS Compliance with GDPR [PDF, 79 KB]
14 December 2017 Letter from Brian Winterfeldt to Göran Marby regarding Concerns for GDPR and WHOIS [PDF, 32 KB]
8 December 2017 Letter from Andrew Mack to Göran Marby regarding ICANN Compliance for WHOIS and GDPR [PDF, 34 KB]
6 December 2017 Letter from Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin to Cherine Chalaby and Göran Marby regarding GDPR [PDF, 110 KB]
1 December 2017 Letter from Akram Atallah and Theresa Swinehart in response to Vicky Sheckler's 29 October letter [PDF, 253 KB]
29 November 2017 Letter from Akram Atallah and Theresa Swinehart in response to Paul Diaz & Graeme Bunton's 17 November and 13 October letters [PDF, 199 KB]
27 November 2017 Letter from Akram Atallah and Theresa Swinehart in response to Rafik Dammak's 19 October letter [PDF, 324 KB]
24 November 2017 Letter from Mohamed El Bashir to Board Operations regarding AFRALO/AFRICANN Abu Dhabi Meeting Statement "GDPR" [PDF, 92 KB]
17 November 2017 Letter from Paul Diaz & Graeme Bunton to Jamie Hedlund & Akram Atallah regarding CPH follow-up to ICANN Compliance Statement [PDF, 201 KB]
16 November 2017 Letter from Peter Van Roste in response to Jean-Jacques Sahel's 16 October letter [PDF, 155 KB]
14 November 2017 Letter from Akram Atallah and Theresa Swinehart in response to Greg Shatan's 2 October letter [PDF, 374 KB]
1 November 2017 Letter from John O. Jeffrey in response to Jetse Sprey's 9 October letter [PDF, 604 KB]
31 October 2017 Letter from Signe Plumina in response to Göran Marby's 12 September letter [PDF, 118 KB]
29 October 2017 Letter from Elena Plexida in response to Jean-Jacques Sahel's 10 October letter [PDF, 154 KB]
29 October 2017 Letter from Vicky Sheckler to Theresa Swinehart and Akram Atallah regarding the Impact of the GDPR on the WHOIS System [PDF, 1.13 MB]
26 October 2017 Letter from the Dutch Data Protection Authority to FRLregistry B.V. regarding the Public Accessibility of WHOIS Data for .frl and .amsterdam Domain Names
25 October 2017 Letter from ICANN in response to Jetse Sprey's 9 October letter [PDF, 141 KB]
19 October 2017 Letter from Rafik Dammak to Theresa Swinehart and Akram Atallah regarding GDPR Concerns [PDF, 33 KB]
16 October 2017 Letter from Jean-Jacques Sahel to Peter Van Roste regarding Information and exchange on practices relating to data protection and privacy [PDF, 261 KB]
13 October 2017 Letter from Paul Diaz and Graeme Bunton to Göran Marby regarding GDPR Concerns [PDF, 69 KB]
10 October 2017 Letter from Jean-Jacques Sahel to Elena Plexida regarding Fact-finding Exercise on GDPR [PDF, 361 KB]
9 October 2017 Letter from Jetse Sprey to Göran Marby regarding Gemeente Amsterdam FRL Registry B.V [PDF, 286 KB]
2 October 2017 Letter from Greg Shatan to Theresa Swinehart and Akram Atallah regarding GDPR Ad-Hoc Working Group [PDF, 717 KB]
22 September 2017 Letter from Göran Marby in response to Andrew Mack's 31 August letter [PDF, 168 KB]
12 September 2017 Letters from Göran Marby to various Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) regarding GDPR and the Domain Name System
31 August 2017 Letter from Andrew Mack to Steve Crocker and Göran Marby regarding GDPR Compliance, WHOIS, and ICANN's GDPR Compliance Task Force [PDF, 58 KB]
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."