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Two-Character Request Status

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View comments submitted on or after 6 October 2015
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Authorization Request Status

ActiveThe authorization request is in a 60-day comment period.
Active - ExtendedThe authorization request comment period has been extended to a total of 60 days.
Active - Re-openedThe authorization request comment period has been re-opened for an additional 30 days, making the comment period a total of 60 days.
AuthorizedAll requested characters are authorized for release.
Authorized*Request includes letter/letter two-character labels for which the TLD has already received authorization. All additional requested characters are authorized for release.
Comments Under ReviewThe authorization request is closed for comment and the comments are under review.
Not AuthorizedNone of the requested characters are authorized for release.
Partially AuthorizedSome requested characters are authorized for release and some requested characters are not authorized for release.
WithdrawnAuthorization request withdrawn by Registry Operator.

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."