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Email communications and blogs from the Global Domains Division (GDD) to the ICANN organization’s registry operators for the current year can be found below.*

Please note: Legal notices and weekly registrar announcements will not be included in the list below.

DATE

BLOG

08DEC17

Data Protection/Privacy Update: Guidance on Proposed Model Submissions Now Available

17NOV17

Data Protection/Privacy Activity Recap

11SEP17

Data Protection and Privacy: Progress Update and Next Steps

13JUL17

Evolving Data Privacy and Protection Regulations - UPDATE

30JUN17

Thick WHOIS Transition Update

 

DATE

EMAIL COMMUNICATION

12DEC17

ICANN Holiday Closure Schedule [PDF, 287 KB]

08DEC17

Guidelines for Proposed Models to Address GDPR [PDF, 320 KB]

07DEC17

Notification – SLA Monitoring System API Pilots [PDF, 336 KB]

29NOV17

CZDS Maintenance and Down Time [PDF, 84 KB]

28NOV17

CSC Report on PTI Performance – October 2017 [PDF, 322 KB]

21NOV17

180-Day Deferment of Enforcement of the Transition to Thick Whois Policy Requirements for .COM, .NET, .JOBS [PDF, 237 KB]

16NOV17

Accommodate Natural Disasters as an Extenuating Circumstance [PDF, 314 KB]

07NOV17

Notification – Upcoming SLA Monitoring System Probe Node IP Address Changes [PDF, 234 KB]

27OCT17

Save the Date | GDD Industry Summit 14-17 May 2018 [PDF, 303 KB]

20OCT17

Security Framework & CSC on PTI Performance Monthly Report – September 2017 [PDF, 312 KB]

17OCT17

Reminder – Come Meet with Us in Abu Dhabi [PDF, 220 KB]

16OCT17

ICANN Naming Services portal Maintenance Notification [PDF, 217 KB]

05OCT17

ICANN Contracted Parties Briefing [PDF, 452 KB]

27SEP17

Naming Service Portal Launch Phased Rollout [PDF, 296 KB]

25SEP17

Naming Services Portal Planned Go Live Update [PDF, 89 KB]

21SEP17

CSC Report on PTI Performance – August 2017 [PDF, 294 KB]

20SEP17

GDD Summit Survey [PDF, 316 KB]

14SEP17

Transition to the Naming Services Portal for New gTLD Applicants [PDF, 162 KB]

14SEP17

Transition to the Naming Services Portal [PDF, 233 KB]

06SEP17

Changes to the GDD Portal [PDF, 333 KB]

05SEP17

Results from the Contracted Parties Survey & You are invited to participate in the RDAP Pilot Program [PDF,283 KB]

31AUG17

Webinar - Statistical Analysis of DNS Abuse in gTLDs [PDF, 401 KB]

24AUG17

Data Protection Privacy Issues and the GDPR & CSC Report performance PTI July 2017 [PDF, 326 KB]

03AUG17

New gTLD Registry Agreement Now Effective [PDF, 292 KB]

31JUL17

[Updates] 2017 Global Amendment and Registry System Testing (RST) [PDF, 329 KB]

25JUL17

CSC Report on PTI Performance – June 2017 [PDF, 291 KB]

20JUL17

Reminders: 2017 Global Amendment & CL&D Implementation [PDF, 333 KB]

17JUL17

WHOIS Data Collection – Phase 2 Cycle 5 of WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System (ARS) [PDF, 336 KB]

13JUL17

URS Password Update Reminder [PDF, 291 KB]

05JUL17

Deadline: 7 July 2017 – Accepting Volunteers for Naming Services Portal Beta [PDF, KB]

27JUN17

Accepting Volunteers for Naming Services Portal Beta [PDF, 77 KB]

20JUN17

CSC Report on PTI Performance - May 2017 [PDF, 26 KB]

15JUN17

[Action Required] IP Address SLA Monitoring Probe Nodes Update Reminder [PDF, 67 KB]

14JUN17

ICANN Contracted Parties Briefing [PDF, 94 KB]

13JUN17

Updated Guidelines for Country and Territory Names [PDF, 56 KB]

08JUN17

Advisory, New gTLD Registry Agreement Specification 11(3)(b) [PDF, 45KB]

05JUN17

ICANN Contact Update Project [PDF, 45KB]

* This page will be updated bi-weekly.

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."