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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 are not included in the list below.

DATE

BLOG

04SEP18

Moving Forward with RDAP

03AUG18

Update on the Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) Profile

27JUL18

Data Protection/Privacy Update: Key GDPR WHOIS Updates and Next Steps 

16JUL18

Enforcing the Temporary Specification

13JUL18

Data Projection/Privacy Update: Additional Guidance from European Data Protection Board

18JUN18

Data Protection/Privacy Update: Seeking Community Feedback on Proposed Unified Access Model

12JUN18

Fourth Annual 2018 GDD Industry Summit Recap

5JUN18

Data Protection/Privacy Update: ICANN's GDPR Efforts with Temporary Specification Now in Effect

14MAY18

Data Protection/Privacy Update: Revised Proposed Temporary Specifications Published; Webinar Scheduled

11MAY18

Data Protection/Privacy Update: Proposed Temporary Specification Now Available

10MAY18

Data Protection/Privacy Update: Seeking Additional Clarity from Article 29

01MAY18

Data Protection/Privacy Update: Meeting with Contracted Parties on GDPR Compliance

23APR18

Data Protection/Privacy Issues Update: Summarizing our Recent Meeting with Article 29

13APR18

Data Protection/Privacy Issues Update: Soliciting Community Input on Article 29 Guidance

10APR18

Data Protection/Privacy Issues Update: An ICANN Update & Most Frequently Asked Questions

28MAR18

Data Protection/Privacy Issues Update: Discussion with Article 29 Working Party

21MAR18

Data Protection/Privacy Issues: ICANN61 Wrap-up and Next Steps

07MAR18

Data Protection/Privacy Issues Update: Discussion with Article 29

28FEB18

Data Protection/Privacy Update: Seeking Input on Proposed Interim Model for GDPR Compliance

14FEB18

Data Protection/Privacy Update: Latest Developments

25JAN18

Data Protection/Privacy Update: Status of Model Selection and Webinar

12JAN18

Data Protection and Privacy Update: Seeking Community Feedback on Proposed Models

 

DATE

EMAIL COMMUNICATION

19SEP18

Notice to TMDB Users - Upcoming TMDB Maintenance [PDF, 242 KB]

18SEP18

2019 GDD Industry Summit Save the Date [PDF, 232 KB]

10SEP18

Notice to RRI Users - Upcoming RRI Maintenance [PDF, 210 KB]

06SEP18

The Sunrise and Trademark Claims Survey [PDF, 229 KB]

21AUG18

Monthly Report of the CSC on PTI Performance - July 2018 [PDF, 249 KB]

16AUG18

Notice to RRI Users - Upcoming RRI Maintenance [PDF, 207 KB]

02AUG18

Trademark Database System Maintenance [PDF, 206 KB]

25JUL18

Monthly Report of the CSC on PTI Performance - June 2018 [PDF, 250 KB]

19JUL18

New Registry Resources Available on ICANN.org [PDF, 256 KB]

16JUL18

New Service Available - Community gTLD Change Requests [PDF, 216 KB]

09JUL18

Notification - Upcoming SLA Monitoring System Probe Node IP Address Changes [PDF, 196 KB]

06JUL18

Notice to RRI Users - Upcoming RRI Maintenance [PDF, 234 KB]

05JUL18

RRA Amendment- Registry-Registrar Agreement Template Language Now Available & Reminder about BRDA [PDF 458 KB]

02JUL18

Notice to MoSAPI Users - Upcoming MoSAPI Maintenance [PDF, 479 KB]

28JUN18

Monthly Report of the CSC on PTI Performance - May 2018 [PDF, 488 KB]

26JUN18

Reminder-Action Required- ICANN Implements Paperless Invoicing [PDF, 485 KB]

14JUN18

RPM Fee Refund for Terminated Registries [PDF, 394 KB]

14JUN18

RPM Fee Credit for active registries [PDF, 412 KB]

04JUN18

ICANN Contracted Parties e-Briefing - June 2018 [PDF, 499 KB]

30MAY18

ICANN Implements Paperless Invoicing Effective 31 July 2018 [PDF, 403 KB]

29MAY18

Monthly Report of the CSC on PTI Performance - April 2018 [PDF, 421 KB]

25MAY18

ICANN Temporary Specification Now In Effect & Webinar Announcement [PDF, 420 KB]

25MAY18

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service Notice [PDF, 400 KB]

24MAY18

Reminder GDD Summit Survey - Let us know your thoughts! [PDF, 403 KB]

18MAY18

Advance Notification Regarding Privacy Policy and Terms of Service Updates [PDF, 337 KB]

17MAY18

2018 GDD Industry Summit Survey [PDF, 337 KB]

11MAY18

Please Review - Proposed Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data [PDF, 353 KB]

07MAY18

2018 GDD Industry Summit 1:1 Meetings [PDF, 353 KB]

03MAY18

CSC Report performance on PTI March 2018 [PDF, 437 KB]

02MAY18

Finance Department Intent to Annually Publish Tax Residency Certificate [PDF, 341 KB]

19APR18

GDD Industry Summit- News and Updates as of 19 April [PDF, 267 KB]

17APR18

Update: RADAR RRS Security Vulnerability [PDF, 327 KB]

13APR18

Notification - Upcoming SLA Monitoring System Probe Node IP Address Changes [PDF, 343 KB]

03APR18

RADAR/RRS Security Vulnerability [PDF, 160 KB]

02APR18

Notice to MoSAPI Users - Upcoming MoSAPI Maintenance [PDF, 415 KB]

16MAR18

CSC on PTI Performance Report February 2018 [PDF, 438 KB]

07MAR18

2018 GDD Industry Summit Agenda [PDF, 345 KB]

07MAR18

Notification – SLA Monitoring System API Production Release [PDF, 59 KB]

06MAR18

Please Participate: Contracted Parties Satisfaction Survey [PDF, 447 KB]

28FEB18

Please Review: New Blog regarding Data Protection/Privacy & GDPR [PDF, 440 KB]

26FEB18

Come Meet Us in San Juan [PDF, 448 KB]

21FEB18

CSC on PTI Performance Report January 2018 [PDF, 431 KB]

15FEB18

Contracted Parties Briefing [PDF, 464 KB]

14FEB18

Notification - Upcoming MoSAPI Maintenance [PDF, 438 KB]

7FEB18

Notification - Upcoming SLA Monitoring System API [PDF, 454 KB]

31JAN18

Model Selection Delay Blog & Webinar Announcement Published/Webpage Updated [PDF, 662 KB]

29JAN18

Notification-Upcoming SLA Monitoring System Probe Node IP Address Changes [PDF, 452 KB]

22JAN18

CSC on PTI Performance Report December 2017 [PDF, 431 KB]

19JAN18

SLA Monitoring System API Pilot [PDF, 333 KB]

10JAN18

Reminder: Annual Certifications Due to the ICANN org by 20 January 2018 [PDF, 158 KB]

* This page will be updated bi-weekly.

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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."