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ICANN Workshops and Presentations

ICANN has facilitated numerous workshops on IDN topics. Materials from these sessions are available here..

Title & Details Author Event & Location Date pdf ppt doc html
First Annual Fast Track Review Tina Dam ICANN Meeting, Cartagena, Colombia 2010-12-06 View - - -
IDN Keynote Tina Dam Samara, Russia, Third International Conference for ccTLD Administrators and Registrars of CIS, Central and Eastern Europe 2010-09-07 View - - -
New Top-Level Domains, Improving the Namespace Tina Dam National IGF, Copenhagen, Denmark 2010-08-23 View - - -
IDN Opportunities for Internet Users Tina Dam Localization World, Berlin, Germany 2010-06-08 View - - -
Synchronized IDN ccTLDs Webinar Tina Dam Webinar 2010-04-15 View - - -
New Frontiers in Online Trademark: Internationalized Top-Level Domains Tina Dam 9th Annual Hot Topics in Intellectual Property;
Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC, USA
2010-02-19 View - - -
IDN Briefing for the FBI Tina Dam FBI, Washington D.C., USA 2010-02-16 View - - -
IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process Workshop Tina Dam ICANN meeting Seoul, South Korea 2009-10-26 View - - -
IDN ccTLD Fast Track Update at the APNIC meeting Tina Dam APNIC meeting, Beijing, China 2009-08-25 - - - View
IDN ccTLD Fast Track Update at the APTLD members meeting Tina Dam APTLD, Beijing, China 2009-08-20 - - - View
IDN TLD Technical Requirements GAC/Patrik Faltstrom ICANN meeting in Sydney, Australia 2009-06-23 - - - View
IDN introductory session with explanations of the basic IDN functionality. The presentation also includes an overview of what IDN related activities are ongoing currently and what work remain to be finalized before IDNs can be introduced as TLDs. Tina Dam ICANN meeting in Sydney, Australia 2009-06-21 - - - View
New gTLD Program Update. This is an overview of the progress on introduction of new gTLDs, including IDN gTLDs Kurt Pritz - 2009-06-22 - - - View
IDN ccTLD Fast Track workshop: focus on the ongoing implementation efforts of the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process. Topics such as details of the application process; relationship between the IDN ccTLD managers and ICANN; financial contributions; and IDN Tables and variant management are included. Tina Dam ICANN meeting in Sydney, Australia 2009-06-22 - - - View
IDN Protocol Revision Introductions and right-to-left scripts in IDNA John Klensin & Cary Karp Dubai Regional Meeting 2009-04-02 - - - View & View
Latest Developments for IDNs, focus on the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Draft Implementation Tina Dam TWNIC Internet Trend Seminar 2009 & 10th Anniversary Celebration 2009-03-30 - - - View
IDN basic introductory session - english Tina Dam ICANN meeting in Mexico City, Mexico 2009-03-01 - - - View
IDN Status Update including Idn ccTLD Fast Track Process, IDNs in gTLDs, IDNs at IANA, IDNA Protocol revision, Idn Guidelines and the IDN wiki Tina Dam European registry/registrar regional gathering in Rome, Italy 2009-01-22 - - - View
IDN basic introductory session - arabic Baher Esmat/Tina Dam ICANN meeting in Cairo, Egypt 2008-11-02 - - - View
LACTLD technical workshop on IDNs Tina Dam LACTLD meeting, Panama City, Panama 2008-09-04 - - - View
IDNA protocol update workshop Cary Karp, Harald Alvestrand, Patrik Faltstrom, Ram Mohan, Tina Dam ICANN meeting in Paris, France 2008-06-26 - - - View
IDNC Working Group report on the IDN ccTLD fast Track Process IDNC Working Group ICANN meeting in Paris, France 2008-06-23 - - - View
IDNs for Business Access meeting Tina Dam ICANN meeting in Paris, France 2008-06-23 - - - View
IDNs, what is an IDN, how does it work, technical and policy updates, user questions/answers and guidelines Tina Dam LACTLD meeting, Salvador Bahia, Brazil 2008-05-27 - - - View
W3C IDN presentation - on track: An International Web Tina Dam W3C meeting, Beijing, China 2008-04-21 - - - View
IDN General Overview & Initial Protocol Revision Effects Tina Dam Dubai Regional Meeting 2008-04-01 - - - View
IDN Status report - where are we with the polcy development and how does this fit with the technical development and usability of IDNs Tina Dam ICANN meeting, New Delhi, India 2008-02-14 - - - View
Status of IDNs, technical developments and the timeline forward Tina Dam Toward the New Era of Internet, Taipei ICANN Regional Meeting, Taiwan 2007-10-20 - - - View
What is IDNs, what problems arise and how do we solve them, .test IDN TLD evaluations and timeline overview Tina Dam 8th International Conference Vantutinki, Moscow, Russia 2007-09-10 - - - View
A primer about IDNs - what is it and where are we in the developments Tina Dam APTLD meeting, Bangkok, Thailand 2006-11-13 - - - View
ICANN's IDN Program, Policy Issues, Opportunities and Experiences Tina Dam APTLD meeting, Bangkok, Thailand 2006-11-13 - - - View
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."