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13 August 2018

Community leaders' GDPR update call

6 June 2018

Summary of the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Webinar

16 May 2018

Proposed Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Discussion

15 May 2018

ICANN Webinar: Proposed Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data

12 March 2018 ICANN61: Cross-Community Session: GDPR & WHOIS Compliance Models
2 February 2018

ICANN Webinar: Data Protection/Privacy Activities

2 November 2017 ICANN60: Cross Community Session: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Implications for ICANN
4 October 2017

ICANN Webinar: Data Protection/Privacy Activities

6 July 2017 GDPR informal ad hoc volunteers dataflow matrix discussion
29 June 2017 ICANN59: GDPR and its Potential Impact: Looking for Practical Solutions
28 June 2017 GDPR informal ad hoc volunteers kick-off meeting [PDF, 151 KB]
13 March 2017 ICANN58: Cross-Community Discussion with Data Protection Commissioners
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."