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2015 Board Meetings

17 November 2015
Special Meetings of the ICANN Board
 
22 October 2015
Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board
 
21 October 2015
Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board
 
28 July 2015
Special Meetings of the ICANN Board
 
25 June 2015
Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board
 
24 June 2015
Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board
 
17 May 2015
Secretary's Notice of Executive Committee of the ICANN Board Action Without a Meeting
Secretary's Notice
26 April 2015 – Agenda
Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board

Adopted Resolutions

Preliminary Report

25 April 2015 – Agenda
Meeting of the New gTLD Program Committee

Adopted Resolutions

Preliminary Report

14 April 2015 – Agenda
Meeting of the Board Governance Committee

Minutes

01 April 2015 – Agenda
Meeting of the New gTLD Program Committee

Adopted Resolutions

Preliminary Report

19 March 2015 – Agenda
Meeting of the Board Governance Committee
Minutes
12 – 13 March 2015
Meeting of the Board Finance Committee
Minutes
12 February 2015 – Agenda
Meeting of the New gTLD Program Committee

Adopted Resolutions

Minutes

No Committee Materials Were Prepared for this Meeting.

Guidelines for the Posting of Board Briefing Materials are available at: https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/briefing-materials-guidelines-2011-03-21-en

12 February 2015 – Agenda
Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board

Adopted Resolutions

Minutes

Board Briefing Materials:
Board Papers [PDF, 0.99 MB]
Board Paper - Two Character Domain Names [PDF, 90 KB]
Reference Materials [PDF, 1.80 MB]

Guidelines for the Posting of Board Briefing Materials are available at: https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/briefing-materials-guidelines-2011-03-21-en

11 February 2015 – Agenda
Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board

Adopted Resolutions

Minutes

Board Briefing Materials:
Board Papers and Reference Materials – Two Character Domain Names [PDF, 747 KB]

Guidelines for the Posting of Board Briefing Materials are available at: https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/briefing-materials-guidelines-2011-03-21-en

06 February 2015
Meeting of the Board Risk Committee
Minutes
05 February 2015 – Agenda
Meeting of the New gTLD Program Committee

Adopted Resolutions

Minutes

Board Briefing Materials:
Committee Papers [PDF, 1.06 MB]
Reference Materials [PDF, 755 KB]

Guidelines for the Posting of Board Briefing Materials are available at: https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/briefing-materials-guidelines-2011-03-21-en

05 February 2015
Meeting of the Board Finance Committee
Minutes
05 February 2015 – Agenda
Meeting of the Board Governance Committee
Minutes
20 January 2015 – Agenda
Meeting of the Board Governance Committee
Minutes
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."