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RSSAC Caucus Meetings

The RSSAC Caucus meets periodically in person at IETF meetings and ICANN meetings. Minutes from these meetings can be reviewed here.

Meetings in 2023
RSSAC Caucus Meeting 05 November 2023
RSSAC Caucus Meeting 24 October 2023
RSSAC Caucus Meeting 26 March 2023
Meetings in 2022
RSSAC Caucus Meeting 20 September 2022
RSSAC Caucus Meeting 24 July 2022
Meetings in 2021
RSSAC Caucus Meeting 26 October 2021
RSSAC Caucus Meeting 07 March 2021
Meetings in 2020
RSSAC Caucus Meeting 13 October 2020
RSSAC Caucus Meeting 21 July 2020
Meetings in 2019
RSSAC Caucus Meeting 17 November 2019
RSSAC Caucus Meeting 05 November 2019
RSSAC Caucus Meeting 24 March 2019
Meetings in 2018
RSSAC Caucus Meeting 23 October 2018
RSSAC Caucus Meeting 15 July 2018
Meetings in 2017
RSSAC Caucus Meeting 26 March 2017
Meetings in 2016
RSSAC Caucus Meeting 06 November 2016
RSSAC Caucus Meeting 17 July 2016
Meetings in 2015
RSSAC Caucus Meeting 22 March 2015
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."