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Universal Acceptance Announcements and Blog Posts

February 2024

UASG Publishes Universal Acceptance Activities Report (UASG)
7 February 2024

UASG Announces Shortlisted Events for UA Day 2024 (UASG)
6 February 2024

January 2024

Press Release: UA Day 2024: Driving a Multilingual Internet through Universal Acceptance (ICANN)
31 January 2024

ICANN Universal Acceptance Update: Support for Internationalized Email Addresses (ICANN)
18 January 2024

November 2023

UASG Announces Call for Proposals for UA Day 2024 (UASG)
1 November 2023

September 2023

FY23 Report Captures Current State of UA-Readiness in Technology (ICANN)
28 September 2023

New Testing Shows Progress and Opportunities for Improvement in Support of Chinese IDNs (UASG)
13 September 2023

FY24 Planning and More: Takeaways from the UASG Administrative Meeting in Istanbul (UASG)
01 September 2023

July 2023

ICANN77 and UA Day: Insights from the Universal Acceptance Community (UASG)
04 July 2023

Thousands Rally Worldwide to Support a Multilingual Internet (UASG)
03 July 2023

Press release: Recap Report on UA Day 2023 (ICANN)
03 July 2023

April 2023

UASG Elects New Leadership to Continue Building a Multilingual Internet (UASG)
27 April 2023

Press Release: Coalition for Digital Africa Turns Focus to Universal Acceptance (ICANN)
13 April 2023

March 2023

New Surveys by ICANN Assess the UA-Readiness of Contracted Parties and ccTLDs (ICANN)
27 March 2023

Press Release: Charting Towards a Multilingual and Inclusive Internet (ICANN)
24 March 2023

Press Release: UA Day: Global Effort to Drive a More Inclusive and Multilingual Internet (ICANN)
09 March 2023

January 2023

ICANN Publishes UA Roadmap for Domain Name Registry and Registrar Systems (ICANN)
25 January 2023

December 2022

ICANN and UA Steering Group Announce Inaugural UA Day and Call for Proposals
21 December 2022

UASG044 UASG 044 EAI Technical Education and Awareness Directed at Developer Community Websites (UASG)
15 December 2022

November 2022

Make Your Systems UA-Ready with Our New Code Samples! (UASG)
17 November 2022

New UA Local Initiative in Sri Lanka Aims to Accelerate Adoption of Internationalized ccTLDs (UASG)
03 November 2022

October 2022

Testing Reveals Popular Web Hosting Tools are Not UA-Ready (UASG)
28 October 2022

ICANN75 Recap: Challenges, Successes, and Looking Ahead to 2023 (UASG)
5 October 2022

"UA Roadmap for Domain Name Registry and Registrar Systems" study is open for public comment until 17 October 2022 (ICANN).
17 October 2022

September 2022

ICANN Training Series - Nordic Region: What is UA and Why is it Important? (ICANN)
14 September 2022

August 2022

"UA Roadmap for Domain Name Registry and Registrar Systems" study is open for public comment from 31 August 2022 to 17 October 2022.
31 August 2022

Make Your Systems UA-Ready with the New UA-Readiness Report for FY22 (UASG)
24 August 2022

UASG Publishes FY23 Action Plan; Increases Focus on Technical Communities (UASG)
19 August 2022

June 2022

ICANN and EURid Partner to Promote a Multilingual and Inclusive Internet (ICANN)
22 June 2022

Göran Marby Named Honorary UASG Ambassador (UASG)
17 June 2022

UA Case Study – Github UA Hackathon (UASG)
03 June 2022

Universal Acceptance Community Update Session To Take Place Within ICANN74 Prep Week (ICANN)
02 June 2022

UASG 039 EAI Acceptance Rates of the Top 2,000 Global Websites in 2022 (UASG)
01 June 2022

April 2022

Why UA? Understanding the Social and Economic Benefits of Universal Acceptance (UASG blog)
20 April 2022

March 2022

UA Insights from ICANN73: Measuring UA Progress and Celebrating New Collaborations (UASG blog)
23 March 2022

ICANN's 2022 Middle East DNS Forum to Take Place Virtually in May (ICANN blog)
22 March 2022

UASG 040 UA-Readiness Evaluation of Standards and Best Practices (UASG)
01 March 2022

February 2022

New Tests on Universal Acceptance (UA) Conformance of Programming Languages and Libraries Published (UASG blog)
23 February 2022

New UA Testing of Social Media Platforms and Browsers Published (UASG blog)
03 February 2022

January 2022

ICANN Request for Proposal (RFP): End User Survey (ICANN announcement)
14 January 2022

Supporting a Multilingual Internet through IDNs: ICANN IDN Progress Report (ICANN blog)
14 January 2022

December 2021

ICANN and AFTLD Partner to Promote Universal Acceptance in Africa (ICANN announcement)
01 December 2021

November 2021

ICANN and NARALO Join Forces to Build a More Digitally Inclusive Internet (ICANN announcement)
16 November 2021

October 2021

Chair's Blog: ICANN Board Operational Priorities for Fiscal Year 2022 (ICANN blog)
21 October 2021

ICANN President and CEO Goals for Fiscal Year 2022 (ICANN blog)
04 October 2021

September 2021

Working Towards a Multilingual and Digitally Inclusive Internet: FY21 Progress and Looking Ahead (UASG blog)
10 September 2021

August 2021

Learn How You Can Help Build a More Digitally Inclusive Internet (ICANN blog)
11 August 2021

UASG Adds Spam Filter Testing to Evaluation of Internationalized Email Support Among Global Systems (UASG blog)
10 August 2021

June 2021

GitHub Pilot Identifies Most Relevant Coding Libraries for the Universal Acceptance of Domain Names and Email Addresses (UASG blog)
30 June 2021

Global Internet Leaders Chart a Path Forward to Achieve Universal Acceptance – UA Insights from ICANN71 Prep Week (UASG blog)
21 June 2021

Test Your Email Provider's Support for Digital Inclusivity (UASG blog)
22 June 2021

Supporting a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Internet Through Email Address Internationalization (EAI) – How Coremail and THNIC Made it a Reality (UASG blog)
10 June 2021

May 2021

WordPress and Its Plugins Support Internationalized Domain Names, but Barriers Remain for Internationalized Email Addresses (UASG blog)
20 May 2021

January 2021

ICANN and APTLD Join Efforts to Promote Universal Acceptance in the APAC Region (News) (ICANN announcement)
06 January 2021

December 2020

UASG Announces New Working Group Leadership for 2021 (UASG blog)
23 December 2020

Evaluation of EAI Support in Email Software and Services Report (UASG030) (UASG report)
8 December 2020

November 2020

ICANN69 Highlights UA Initiatives and Global Momentum (UASG blog)
17 November 2020

February 2020

Follow @UASGtech on Twitter for the latest UA news.
11 February 2020

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."