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To help the community prepare for upcoming Public Meetings, the Policy Development Support Staff conducts community webinars a week or two before each meeting. During each webinar, the team identifies critical up-coming issues and provides general overviews of other policy development activities that are likely to be discussed at each Public Meeting. This page is an archive of those most recent presentations.

Date Title Time Adobe Connect Recording Documents Mp3
29 January 2015 Pre-ICANN 52 Policy Update Webinar Session 2 19:00 UTC Adobe Connect Recording Mp3 [MP3, 16.7 MB]
29 January 2015 Pre-ICANN 52 Policy Update Webinar Session 1 10:00 UTC Adobe Connect Recording Mp3 [MP3, 18.1 MB]
2 October 2014 Pre-ICANN 51 Policy Update Webinar 19:00 UTC Adobe Connect Recording Mp3 [MP3, 19.7 MB]
12 June 2014 Pre-ICANN 50 Policy Update Webinar 10:00 UTC Adobe Connect Recording Mp3 [MP3, 16.3 MB]
13 March 2014 Pre-ICANN 49 Policy Update Webinar 12:00 UTC Adobe Connect Recording Presentation [PDF, 30.16 MB] Mp3 [MP3, 18.3 MB]
7 November 2013 Pre-ICANN 48 Policy Update Webinar 19:00 UTC Adobe Connect Recording Mp3 [MP3, 16.1 MB]
27 June 2013 Pre-ICANN 47 Policy Update Webinar 12:00 UTC Adobe Connect Recording Mp3 [MP3, 13.7 MB]
21 March 2013 Pre-ICANN 46 Policy Update Webinar 19:00 UTC Adobe Connect Recording Mp3 [MP3, 15.3 MB]
4 October 2012 Pre-ICANN 45 Policy Update Webinar 19:00 UTC Adobe Connect Recording Mp3 [MP3, 18.5 MB]
14 June 2012 Pre-ICANN 44 Policy Update Webinar 19:00 UTC Adobe Connect Recording Mp3 [MP3, 17.2 MB]
1 March 2012 Pre-ICANN 43 Policy Update Webinar 20:00 UTC Adobe Connect Recording Mp3 [MP3, 17.8 MB]
13 October 2011 Pre-ICANN 42 Policy Update Webinar 19:00 UTC Adobe Connect Recording Mp3 [MP3, 16.7 MB]
8 June 2011 Pre-ICANN 41 Policy Update Webinar 19.00 UTC Adobe Connect Recording Mp3 [MP3, 17.2 MB]
3 March 2011 Pre-ICANN 40 Policy Webinar 20:00 UTC Adobe Connect Recording Presentation [PDF, 11.19 MB]  
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."