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Transition Facilitation Calls

One of the words most often heard during the IANA Stewardship Transition and Enhancing ICANN Accountability processes has been coordination – coordination amongst communities, coordination amongst members and participants of working groups, coordination amongst community and staff members.

The transition-related working group chairs and SO/AC leaders decided to hold monthly facilitation calls with each other, ICANN leadership and NTIA, to discuss where each group stands at that given point in time. The group also decided that these meetings would not to be used to discuss substance.

Resources from these calls can be found below:

Call #14
06 September 2016
Audio [MP3, 2.13 MB] Transcript [PDF, 123 KB]
AdobeConnect Recording Presentation [PDF, 609 KB]
Call #13
02 August 2016
Audio [MP3, 3.51 MB] Transcript [PDF, 143 KB]
AdobeConnect Recording Presentation [PDF, 368 KB]
Call #12
07 June 2016
Audio [MP3, 3.26 MB] Transcript [PDF, 131 KB]
AdobeConnect Recording Presentation [PDF, 448 KB]
Call #11
03 May 2016
Audio [MP3, 4.1 MB] Transcript [PDF, 137 KB]
AdobeConnect Recording Presentation [PDF, 486 KB]
Call #10
05 April 2016
Audio [MP3, 3.1 MB] Transcript [PDF, 114 KB]
AdobeConnect Recording Presentation [PDF, 333 KB]
Call #9
2 March 2016
Audio [MP3, 23.9 MB] Transcript [PDF, 143 KB]
Call #8
9 February 2016
Audio [MP3, 6.3 MB] Transcript [PDF, 172 KB]
Call #7
12 January 2016
Audio [MP3, 4.5 MB] Transcript [PDF, 133 KB]
Call #6
1 December 2015
Audio [MP3, 8.86 MB] Transcript [PDF, 168 KB]
Call #5
3 November 2015
Audio [MP3, 7.8 MB] Transcript [PDF, 182 KB]
Call #4
6 October 2015
Audio [MP3, 6.5 MB] Transcript [PDF, 188 KB]
Call #3
8 September 2015
Audio [MP3, 69.8 MB] Transcript [PDF, 199 KB]
Call #2
4 August 2015
Audio [MP3, 6.49 MB] Transcript [PDF, 196 KB]
Call #1
9 July 2015
Audio [MP3, 8.32 MB] Transcript [PDF, 236 KB]
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."