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Meeting Invitation Request

ICANN 49 | Singapore

23-27 March 2014

Please provide your legal name as it appears on your passport
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* Will you need a hard copy local host letter?

Please contact the closest diplomatic mission near you where you are applying for the visa if this is a requirement.

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* Will your participation in the meeting be sponsored by an ICANN supporting organisation, advisory committee or other program? Yes       No

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Please review all information for accuracy before submitting your request.

All invitations will be sent electronically within 3-5 U.S. BUSINESS DAYS.

All people who require a Singapore visa to attend the Singapore Meeting must request a meeting invitation from ICANN through this page. In addition, ICANN will be submitting all information on this page to the local host for the Singapore meeting for the purpose of obtaining a local host letter, which is also a visa requirement. By submitting the information required on this page, you are authorizing ICANN to transmit the information to the local host on your behalf and confirm that you have completed the forms truthfully.

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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"""" is not an IDN."