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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: Weekly registrar announcements are not included in the list below. Legal notices listed below are intended to inform registry operators of specific policies and contractual obligations.

DATE

BLOG

06MAY19

Registration Directory Service (RDS) Roadmap Update

30APR19

Coming Soon: Operational Improvements to the RSEP Process

05APR19

Next Steps for the Technical Study Group & EPDP

27MAR19

Technical Study Group Engages with Community in Kobe

7MAR19

Technical Study Group publishes draft model for review and input

21FEB19

Technical Study Group Advances Draft Model

04FEB19

Technical Study Group Makes Progress at First Face-to-Face Meeting

24JAN19

EPDP Team Makes Substantial Progress Toward Final Report

21Dec18

Technical Study Group Publishes Charter

 

DATE

LEGAL NOTICE

17MAY19

Legal Notice of Registration Data Policy Implementation [PDF, 210 KB]

27FEB19

Legal Notice re: implementation of an RDAP service [PDF, 197 KB]

12FEB19

Notice of Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data - Reaffirmed by ICANN Board [PDF, 205 KB]

 

DATE

EMAIL COMMUNICATION

14MAY19

Reminder: 2019 GDD Industry Summit Survey [PDF, 222 KB]

08MAY19

2019 GDD Summit Survey: Let us know your thoughts! [PDF, 288 KB]

02MAY19

Phishing attempt on ICANN Contracted Parties [PDF, 132 KB]

29APR19

Introducing the COI Obligation Release Service [PDF, 112 KB]

25APR19

Monthly Report of the CSC on PTI Performance - March 2019 [PDF, 255 KB]

24APR19

2019 GDD Industry Summit Expanded Agenda Published [PDF, 266 KB]

22APR19

2019 GDD Industry Summit 1:1 Meetings [PDF, 288 KB]

16APR19

Notice to MoSAPI Users - Upcoming MoSAPI Maintenance [PDF, 215 KB]

09APR19

REMINDER Webinar Invitation: RDAP Requirements Overview [PDF, 231 KB]

04APR19

Upcoming SLA Monitoring System API Update [PDF, 215 KB]

03APR19

Visa requirements for GDD Industry Summit [PDF, 120 KB]

02APR19

Last Chance to Participate: 2019 Contracted Parties Satisfaction Survey [PDF, 245 KB]

28MAR19

RDAP webinar for contracted parties [PDF, 233 KB]

27MAR19

Monthly Report of the CSC on PTI Performance - February 2019 [PDF, 211 KB]

27MAR19

CSC Findings of PTI Performance - February 2019 [PDF, 109 KB]

26MAR19

Time is Running Out: 2019 Contracted Parties Satisfaction Survey [PDF, 210 KB]

19MAR19

Time is Running Out: 2019 Contracted Party Survey [PDF, 239 KB]

14MAR19

Notice to ROs - Alpnames De-Accreditation [PDF, 206 KB]

28FEB19

Monthly Report of the CSC on PTI Performance - January 2019 [PDF, 211 KB]

26FEB19

Contracted Parties Satisfaction Survey [PDF, 154 KB]

25FEB19

Come meet us in Kobe! [PDF, 222 KB]

25FEB19

ICANN64_ Recommended Sessions for Registry Operators [PDF, 131 KB]

21FEB19

2019 Contracted Parties Satisfaction Survey begins 26 February [PDF, 211 KB]

15FEB19

Urgent Attention: Reports of Malicious Activity Targeting the DNS [PDF, 224 KB]

14FEB19

2019 GDD Industry Summit Agenda Published [PDF, 237 KB]

11FEB19

Contracted Parties Briefing for ICANN64 [PDF, 278 KB]

04FEB19

Naming Services portal - Maintenance Notification [PDF, 192 KB]

30JAN19

Notice to MoSAPI Users - Upcoming MoSAPI Maintenance [PDF, 206 KB]

29Jan19

Notice to RRI Users - Upcoming RRI Maintenance [PDF, 205 KB]

28Jan19

Launch of Naming Services portal enhancement to support Centralized Zone Data Service [PDF, 223 KB]

28Jan19

Launch of Centralized Zone Data Service portal Refresh [PDF, 215 KB]

28Jan19

Removal of inactive Centralized Zone Data Service accounts [PDF, 203 KB]

24Jan19

Monthly Report of the CSC on PTI Performance - December 2018 [PDF, 146 KB]

17Jan19

2019 GDD Industry Summit Invitation [PDF, 113 KB]

16Jan19

New Year Reminders for Registry Operators [PDF, 63 KB]

10Jan19

Meet with ICANN at NamesCon Global 2019 [PDF, 199 KB]

07Jan19

Update: Centralized Zone Data Service portal Refresh [PDF, 223 KB]

* 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."