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ICANN Fellowship Terms and Conditions

ICANN Fellowship Program

Superseded by

May 2007

  1. Transportation

    1. Travel will be booked by ICANN via its travel service provider.
    2. Travel will be economy class by the most direct and economical routing.
    3. Fellows may not reroute travel.
    4. ICANN shall not be liable for any loss or expenses (including airfares) of the applicant or travel delays incurred by the applicant as a result of inaccurate information provided by the applicant, delays in submitting the appropriate forms to the relevant authorities or refusals of host country authorities to grant a visa to the applicant.
  2. Allowances

    1. For ICANN meetings a US $300.00 stipend will be provided to offset reasonable individual expenses (such as meals, ground transport, related expenses, etc.). Stipends will be provided to fellows by ICANN upon their arrival at the meeting.
    2. ICANN will only cover the cost of a hotel room directly using an ICANN meeting partner hotel. Any and all hotel surcharges (e.g. telephone calls, room service, laundry, movies ) are the responsibility of the fellow.
  3. National laws and legislation

    1. During the travel covered under ICANN fellowships, it is the responsibility of the fellow to comply with all local laws and legislation of the country or countries to which he or she will travel (including but not limited to laws pertaining to immigration, taxation, customs, employment and foreign exchange control).
    2. It is the fellow's responsibility to comply with all regulations (including those dealing with visas) of any country visited. ICANN is not responsible for obtaining visas for fellows and is not responsible for any costs incurred by fellows by applying for and obtaining visas.
    3. ICANN will provide a written invitation to any fellow in support of his or her visa application.
    4. ICANN is will not entertain any claim for work permits or any other costs relating to compliance with the national legislation of any country in the world from a fellow or any third party.
    5. ICANN is a California non-profit public benefit corporation incorporated in the United States and must therefore comply with all of the laws and regulations of California and the United States.
  4. Personal Safety and Health

    1. Basic travel insurance for the fellow will be provided by ICANN.
      1. Any additional coverage is at the expense of and the responsibility of the fellow.
      2. Claim processing (including any costs involved) is the responsibility of the fellow.
    2. ICANN is not responsible for the personal safety, baggage or health of the fellow.
    3. Each fellow is exclusively responsible for maintaining his or her personal safety and health during the period of the fellowship.
    4. ICANN strongly suggests that fellows consult and comply with the views of the diplomatic and consular authorities of the country of their nationality in respect of travel conditions and safety of travelers applicable in the countries to be visited under this fellowship. It is not ICANN's responsibility to nor will ICANN provide advice on travel conditions or safety of travelers to applicants or fellows.
    5. Should travel to the selected destinations not be advised by the relevant authorities, the fellow must immediately upon making a determination not to travel advise the ICANN liaison for their region. ICANN will then make a determination whether to terminate the fellowship.
    6. ICANN also strongly suggests that fellows seek guidance from qualified health personnel concerning potential health risks in the areas to be visited. In preparing for a trip to a developing country, fellows should receive all required and recommended immunizations and take malaria prophylaxis if traveling to an area where malaria is endemic.
  5. Reporting

    1. Each fellow is required to submit a report to ICANN using the template provided within one month following the end of the fellowship. The report shall outline the fellow's experiences in the fellowship program and outline his or her specific contributions to ICANN policy development processes.
    2. Fellows are also required to complete a feedback form to be submitted to ICANN on the quality of the fellowship program itself.
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"""" is not an IDN."