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Dot Registry, LLC v. ICANN (.INC/.LLC/.LLP)

This page collects documents from the Independent Review Proceeding filed in accordance with Article IV, section 3 of the ICANN Bylaws. They are arranged by initial filing date in descending order.

Final Declaration (redacted and posted 2 August 2016) [PDF, 12.9 MB]

Basis for Redactions [PDF, 41 KB]

29 July 2016

ICANN's Post-Hearing Submission [PDF, 367 KB]

8 April 2016
Claimant's Post-Hearing Brief [PDF, 413 KB] 8 April 2016

IRP Final Hearing

29 March 2016
Procedural Order No. 13 [PDF, 269 KB] 28 March 2016
Procedural Order No. 12 [PDF, 653 KB] 25 February 2016
Procedural Order No. 11 [PDF, 620 KB] 13 January 2016
Procedural Order No. 10 [PDF, 377 KB] 24 November 2015
Procedural Order No. 9 [PDF, 625 KB] 12 November 2015

Dot Registry's Response to Procedural Order No. 8 [PDF, 241 KB]

12 October 2015

ICANN's Response to Procedural Order No. 8 [PDF, 8.1 MB]

12 October 2015
Procedural Order No. 8 [PDF, 1.6 MB] 26 August 2015

ICANN's Response to Dot Registry, LLC's Additional Submission [PDF, 8.1 MB]

10 August 2015

Additional Submission of Dot Registry, LLC [PDF, 179 KB]

Basis for Redactions [PDF, 41 KB]

13 July 2015
Procedural Order No. 7 [PDF, 300 KB] 6 July 2015
Procedural Order No. 6 [PDF, 839 KB] 12 June 2015
Procedural Order No. 5 [PDF, 249 KB] 4 June 2015
Procedural Order No. 4 [PDF, 350 KB] 27 May 2015
Procedural Order No. 3 [PDF, 2 MB] 4 May 2015
ICANN Letter to IRP Panel Regarding Discovery Matter [PDF, 258 KB] 15 April 2015
Declaration of Economist Intelligence Unit [PDF, 84 KB] 13 April 2015
Amended Procedural Order No. 2 [PDF, 1.1 MB] 26 March 2015
Procedural Order No. 2 [PDF, 1.2 MB] 14 March 2015
Amendment to Dot Registry LLC's Request for Independent Review Process [PDF, 432 KB] 4 February 2015
Emergency Independent Review Panelist's Recommendation on Request for Emergency Measures of Protection [PDF, 3.2 MB] 23 December 2014

ICANN's Response to Dot Registry's Request for Emergency Relief [PDF, 1.5 MB]

8 December 2014
Procedural Order No. 1 [PDF, 386 KB] 26 November 2014

Dot Registry, LLC's Request for Emergency Panelist and Interim Measures of Protection [PDF, 544 KB]

19 November 2014

ICANN's Response to Dot Registry, LLC's Request for Independent Review [PDF, 282 KB]

27 October 2014
Dot Registry, LLC's Notice of Independent Review [PDF, 60 KB] 22 September 2014

Dot Registry, LLC's Request for Independent Review Process [PDF, 107 KB]

22 September 2014
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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."