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Compliance Outreach Activities | 2021

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For updates about ICANN Compliance Outreach activities since 2021, please refer to the descriptions in the monthly CEO Reports available at:

2021 Events

Outreach activities in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa May 2021.

Ukraine Outreach

The Contractual Compliance Istanbul team conducted a training session for Ukrainian registrars in partnership with Global Stakeholder Engagement (GSE) team. The entire session and all Compliance materials were delivered in Russian language. Topics presented included requirements under the Temporary Specification/Interim Registration Data Policy (including, among others, Disclosure of gTLD Registration Data, Consent to Display Registration Data, providing full Registration data to UDRP providers), Abuse Reports Requirements, Audit Activities as well as ICANN's Contractual Compliance Approach and Process. Topics of high interest for registrars were UDRP, Abuse, and ICANN's role and scope. The participants were appreciative of the ability to freely interact, ask questions, share their comments, and review the materials in local language.

Turkey Outreach

Contractual Compliance Istanbul team participated at the webinar organized by by the Istanbul Bilgi University in collaboration with ICANN on 20 May 2021. The goal of the webinar was to increase awareness of ICANN's Interim Registration Data Policy and Temporary Specification (The Specification) compliance, and Turkish local law requirements governed by Personal Data Protection Authority. The participants were from various entities with different backgrounds; including lawyers, IT staff, data protection attorneys and ICANN Accredited Registrars located in Turkey. During the webinar, high-interest topics were about Turkish local law data protection regulations, and ICANN's current requirements of the Specification, including Registration Data Directory Service (RDDS), Disclosure of gTLD Registration Data, Consent to Display Registration Data, UDRP and Data Retention. The local language (Turkish) was used during all conversation in order to better interact with the participants, and this was appreciated in the survey results which is placed before ending the webinar. In addition, the participants were mostly requested these outreaches to be continued and be dedicated to specific topics of interest.

Africa outreach.

Istanbul Compliance team attended Africa Engagement Forum and provided updated information about ICANN's Compliance function. The Africa Engagement Forum was dedicated to bringing the African community together and supporting their work within ICANN. The forum included active working groups and policy development processes for the Domain Name System (DNS), related to ICANN and its constituencies. It was also an opportunity for ICANN to have a dedicated platform to gather, follow-up, and coordinate the work being done with the regional community.

ICANN 70 Prep Week Webinar – 10 March 2021

Contractual Compliance participated in the ICANN 70 Prep Week by hosting a webinar and presenting a general update on 10 March 2021 regarding its activities since ICANN 69. You can find additional details regarding the ICANN 70 Prep Week and ICANN 70 Virtual Community Forum, in general, here.

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."