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Root Zone Evolution Review Committee (RZERC) Representatives

Appointing Organization Name Statement of Interest Term Appointment Documents / Links
Verisign as the Root Zone Maintainer
(RZM)
Duane Wessels
(Chair)
SOI No term limits Verisign 2016 Appointment Confirmation

Verisign 2018 Appointment Clarification
Address Supporting Organization
(ASO)
Carlos Martinez SOI 2016-2019

2019-2022
ASO 2016 Appointment Confirmation

ASO 2019 Appointment Confirmation
Country Code Names Supporting Organization
(ccNSO)
Peter Koch SOI 2016-2019

2019-2022
ccNSO 2016 Appointment Confirmation

ccNSO 2019 Appointment Confirmation
ICANN Board Kaveh Ranjbar SOI No term limits ICANN Board 2016 Appointment Confirmation
Internet Engineering Task Force
(IETF)
Tim April SOI 2020-2021

IETF 2020 Appointment Confirmation

IETF Appointment Procedure

Public Technical Identifiers
(PTI)
Kim Davies SOI No term limits PTI 2018 Appointment Confirmation
Registries Stakeholder Group of the Generic Names Supporting Organization
(RySG)
Howard Eland SOI 2016-2019

2019-2022
RySG 2016 Appointment Confirmation

RySG 2018 Appointment Confirmation

RySG 2019 Appointment Confirmation
Root Server System Advisory Committee
(RSSAC)
Daniel Migault SOI 2020-2022

RSSAC 2020 Appointment Confirmation

RSSAC Appointment Procedure

Security and Stability Advisory Committee
(SSAC)
Geoff Huston SOI 2020–2022

SSAC 2019 Appointment Confirmation

SSAC Appointment Procedure

 

Support Team

Affiliation Name Title
ICANN Org Steve Sheng Senior Director Policy Development Support
ICANN Org Danielle Rutherford Policy and Technology Specialist

 

Previous RZERC Members

Appointing Organization Name Statement of Interest Term Appointment Documents / Links
SSAC Russ Mundy SOI 2016-2019 SSAC 2018 Appointment Confirmation
RSSAC Brad Verd SOI

2016-2018

2018-2020

RSSAC 2016 Appointment Confirmation

RSSAC 2018 Appointment Confirmation

RSSAC 2019 Appointment Confirmation

RSSAC Appointment Procedure

IETF Jim Reid SOI

2016–2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

2019-2020

IETF 2016 Appointment Confirmation

IETF 2017 Appointment Confirmation

IETF 2018 Appointment Confirmation

IETF 2019 Appointment Confirmation

IETF Appointment Procedure

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."