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Adopted Resolutions for 29 June 2020 Special Meeting of the PTI Board

  1. PTI Strategic Plan FY21-24
  1. PTI Strategic Plan FY21-24

    Whereas, the Bylaws of PTI require the corporation "develop and annually update a four-year strategic plan that outlines the Corporation's strategic priorities".

    Whereas, in its first years of operation, PTI operated on an interim strategy informed by the required deliverables of the IANA Stewardship Transition and the PTI-related components of the ICANN Strategic Plan.

    Whereas, the PTI Board and Staff have consulted with the ICANN Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees, as well as the Registries Stakeholder Group, Internet Architecture Board and Regional Internet Registries in the development and updating of the Strategic Plan.

    Whereas, PTI Board worked with ICANN org and community to analyze the key trends and converged into five primary focus areas: Trust, Security, Service Delivery, Operational Excellence and Governance.

    Whereas, a draft of the Strategic Plan was posted on the ICANN Website and subject to public comment, which resulted in amendments that were integrated into the final draft for adoption.

    Resolved (PTI.2020.06.29.01), the Board adopts the PTI Strategic Plan for the four-year period commencing 1 July 2020.

    Resolved (PTI.2020.06.29.02), the Board directs the PTI President to submit the Strategic Plan to the ICANN Board as required by the Section 9.3(e) of the PTI Bylaws.


    Why the Board is addressing the issue now?

    The organization is obligated by its bylaws to develop a strategic plan. A strategic plan has been devised following substantial consideration, along with the required consultation with different community stakeholder groups. Input was received during strategic outlook sessions held with the community, internal organizational assessments, annual surveys, during regular engagement at ICANN meetings, and other industry events the team participates in. After analysis of the results of such activities, the team identified strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats which were used to build this strategy.

    What is the proposal being considered?

    The strategic plan identifies key areas of focus for the organization over a four-year period, that is consistent with the organization's mandate, the contracts it is tasked to fulfil, and is consistent with the strategic direction of ICANN.

    Which stakeholders or others were consulted?

    PTI invited participation in the development of this strategic plan from the ICANN Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees, the Registries Stakeholder Group, the Internet Architecture Board and the Regional Internet Registries. More broadly, the organization provided general updates to different stakeholder groups throughout the development of this strategic plan, and put a draft for a formal public comment period that invited input from any interested parties.

    What concerns or issues were raised by the community?

    Public comment received was broadly supportive and suggestions provided were considered and integrated as appropriate in the final draft.

    What significant materials did the Board review?

    The Board has considered many different inputs in the development of this strategic plan. As documented in the plan itself, the inputs of community groups as well as staff were instrumental in identifying the areas of strategic focus documented in the plan.

    Are there positive or negative community impacts?

    This resolution serves PTI's mission in delivering the IANA functions on behalf of ICANN, ensuring a secure and stable operation of the Internet's unique identifier systems. The strategic plan provides clarity to the community on the priorities for PTI, and provides a mechanism to periodically review the organization's performance.

    Are there financial impacts or ramifications on ICANN (strategic plan, operating plan, budget); the community; and/or the public?

    The strategic plan outlines a variety of activities that will need to be funded. It is expected the funding requirements to operationalize the strategy will be consistent with current commitments for the FY21 budget.

    Are there any security, stability or resiliency issues relating to the DNS?

    The adoption of this strategic plan does not pose any risks to security, stability or resiliency to the DNS.

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."