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Secretary's Notice | Secretary's Notice of Board Approval of FY20 Operating Plan and Budget

8 May 2019 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Secretary's Notice of Board Approval of Updates to Five Year Operating Plan 2020

8 May 2019 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Secretary's Notice of Designation of Board Seat 10 with Supporting Documentation

28 March 2019 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Secretary's Notice of Designation of Board Seat 13 with Supporting Documentation

14 March 2019 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Secretary's Notice of Re-Designation of Board Seat 2 with Supporting Documentation

19 September 2018 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Secretary's Notice of Designation of Board Seats 1, 2 & 3 with Supporting Documents

15 August 2018 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Secretary's Notice of Designation of Board Seats 1, 2 & 3 with Supporting Documents

15 August 2018 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Secretary's Notice of Designation of Board Seats 1, 2 & 3 with Supporting Documents

15 August 2018 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Secretary's Notice of Designation of Board Seat 9 with Supporting Document

6 June 2018 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Secretary's Notices of Approval of FY19 Operating Plan and Budget

1 June 2018 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice of Approval of Updates to FY19 Five Year Operating Plan | Secretary's Notices of Approval of FY19 Operating Plan and Budget

1 June 2018 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice on FY19 IANA Operating Plan and Budget | Secretary's Notices of Approval of FY19 IANA Operating Plan and Budget

8 February 2018 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Secretary's Notice of Designation of Board Seats 7 & 8 with Supporting Documents

6 September 2017 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Secretary's Notice of Executive Committee of the ICANN Board Action Without a Meeting

17 August 2017 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice on FY18 Budget and Operating Plan | Secretary's Notices of Approval of FY18 Budget and Operating Plan; FY18 IANA Budget; and FY18 Five Year Operating Plan Update

24 June 2017 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice on FY18 IANA Budget | Secretary's Notices of Approval of FY18 Budget and Operating Plan; FY18 IANA Budget; and FY18 Five Year Operating Plan Update

24 June 2017 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice on FY18 Five Year Operating Plan Update | Secretary's Notices of Approval of FY18 Budget and Operating Plan; FY18 IANA Budget; and FY18 Five Year Operating Plan Update

24 June 2017 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Secretary's Notice of the ICANN Board Action Without a Meeting

12 June 2017 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Secretary's Notice of Designation of Board Seats 11, 14 & 15 with Supporting Documents

23 May 2017 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Secretary's Notice to Empowered Community on Fundamental Bylaws Approval

23 May 2017 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Secretary's Notice of ASO Appointment of EC Administration Representative

5 October 2016 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Secretary's Notice of GAC Appointment of EC Administration Representative

30 September 2016 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Appointment of EC Administration Representative

30 September 2016 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Appointment of EC Administration Representative

30 September 2016 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Secretary's Notice Secretary's Notice of ALAC Appointment of EC Administration Representative

29 September 2016 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Secretary's Notice of Executive Committee of the ICANN Board Action Without a Meeting

17 May 2015 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Resignation of Olga Madruga-Forti

15 October 2014 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Selection of Markus Kummer as a Director by the GNSO

17 August 2014 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Resignation of Judith Duavit Vazquez

7 October 2013 | Committee: Board

Notice of Selection of Bruce Tonkin by GNSO Contracted Parties House for Board Seat 13

1 May 2013 | Committee: Board, GNSO

Appointment of Non-Voting Liaison to the Board by the IAB

19 April 2013 | Committee: Board

Appointment of Non-Voting Liaison to the Board by the TLG

21 September 2012 | Committee: Board

Appointment of Non-Voting Liaison to the Board by SSAC

10 August 2012 | Committee: Board

Appointment of Non-Voting Liaison to the Board by RSSAC

9 August 2012 | Committee: Board

Appointment of Non-Voting Liaison to the Board by IETF

31 July 2012 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | President and CEO Transition

1 July 2012 | Committee: Board

ASO Election of Director - Seat 9 ICANN Board

4 June 2012 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Secretary's Notice of ICANN Board Action -- Without a Meeting

29 November 2011 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | ccNSO Selection for Board of Directors Seat Number 12

7 November 2011 | Committee: Board

Appointment of Non-Voting Liaison to the Board by the IAB

12 September 2011 | Committee: Board

TLG Appointment of Non-voting Liaison to ICANN Board

8 September 2011 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice: ICANN Bylaws Article XI, Section 2

22 August 2011 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Board Member Transitions and "Mid-Year Meetings"

17 August 2011 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Notice of Election of GNSO Non-Contracted Parties House for Board Seat 14

8 May 2011 | Committee: Board

Results of the At-Large Selection Process for Appointment of a Director for Seat #15 of the ICANN Board

29 November 2010 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | ccNOS Council Election of Chris Disspain as an ICANN Director

25 October 2010 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice from SSAC Chair

27 August 2010 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Appointment of Non-voting Liaison to ICANN Board

21 June 2010 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | ASO AC Selection for Seat 10 of the ICANN Board of Directors

22 March 2010 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | GNSO Council Contracted Parties House selection for Seat 13 of the ICANN Board of Directors

12 March 2010 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | At-Large Advisory Committee Appointment of Vanda Scartezini as Non-voting Liaison

2 October 2009 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Security and Stability Advisory Committee Appointment of Ram Mohan as Non-voting Liaison

2 October 2009 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Technical Liaison Group Appointment of Jonne Soininen as Non-voting Liaison

31 July 2009 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | ASO AC selection for Seat 9 of the ICANN Board of Directors

24 April 2009 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | ccNSO Council Election of Mike Silber as an ICANN Director

2 February 2009 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Security and Stability Advisory Committee Appointment of Ram Mohan as Non-voting Liaison

5 November 2008 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Technical Liaison Group Appointment of Thomas Roessler as Non-voting Liaison

4 November 2008 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | ccNSO Council's Re-election of Peter Dengate Thrush as an ICANN Director

16 May 2008 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | GNSO Council's Re-election of Rita Rodin as an ICANN Director

2 April 2008 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Selection of Raimundo Beca as a Director by the ASO

3 May 2007 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Selection of Bruce Tonkin as a Director by the GNSO

12 April 2007 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Request for Information to Registry Operators of .BIZ, .INFO and .ORG and proposed Registry Operator of .ASIA

27 September 2006 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | GNSO Council's Selection of Rita Rodin as an ICANN Director

29 June 2006 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | ASO Council's Selection of David Wodelet as an ICANN Director

25 June 2006 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | ASO Council's Selection of Raimundo Beca as an ICANN Director

21 May 2004 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | GNSO Council's Selection of Alejandro Pisanty for a New Term as a Director

19 February 2004 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | ccTLD Agreement for .ht (Haiti)

9 January 2004 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Nominating Committee Appointments

16 June 2003 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Selection of Alejandro Pisanty as a Director by the GNSO

26 May 2003 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice | Selection of Michael Palage as a Director by the GNSO

18 April 2003 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice

24 December 2002 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice

17 April 2002 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice

25 November 2001 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice

19 July 2001 | Committee: Board

Secretary's Notice

21 April 2000 | Committee: Board

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."