Archive for the ‘IDN Industry’ Category

Verisign’s IDN Implementation Plans

The composition of the Internet’s population has seen a dramatic shift over the last two decades. In 1996, the majority of end users were based in the U.S.; according to a 2012 Comscore report, the non-English speaking Internet population has grown to 87 percent, with more than 40 percent based in the Asia-Pacific region. In [...]

AFNIC opening IDN registratons for .FR ccTLD

AFNIC will shortly be opening the registration of IDNs (Internationalized Domain Names) to their ccTLD portfolio. All those who already are owners of .FR domain names or wish to register new ones will benefit from this feature. Starting May 2012, web site owners will be able to buy domain names with accents and special characters. [...]

Domain .РФ success is one of the major events in 2011

On 22 November 2011, the Federal Agency for Printed and Mass Media (Rospechat) in tandem with the Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC) co-organized a press conference “Runet: year in review and prospects of expansion” at the RIA Novosti press center . Andrey Kolesnikov, the CC’s CEO, took part in the press conference. In his [...]

Gulf Times: Qatar registry launches Arabic domain names

Last night, Qatar became one of the first countries in the world to offer Arabic domain names to Internet users as ictQatar officials launched the Qatar Domains Registry, making the Internet more accessible to Arabic customers. The first phase of the introduction of the Qatar Domains Registry (QDR) will see select organisations allocated Qatar-specific Internet domain [...]

Dynadot: ORG Cyrillic IDN Launch

On February 19, 2011 the central registry for ORG domains will be launching support for Cyrillic IDNs. Cyrillic IDNs will be available in the following languages: Bosnian, Bulgarian, Belarusian, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, and Ukrainian. LAUNCH INDICATOR Cyrillic ORG IDNs are scheduled to go live sometime at 19:00 UTC, on February 19th. We have created a [...]

Limei Liu: Suggestions on IDN Variant Management

To some applicants, ICANN’s variant management policy in DAG4 has become a big obstacle to the new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) application. The policy is to delegate the string while reserving the variants, and these variants will not be delegated until a sound mechanism is developed and the desired variants are evaluated. But for some [...]

The Ruler of Dubai Launches First Website with Arabic IDN

The ruler of Dubai has made use of the establishment of non-Latin characters in domain names. محمد-بن-راشد.امارات Dubai leader Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid has become the first Arab leader to take advantage of the introduction of non-Latin characters in the titles of web addresses, which became available earlier this month. Following the growing use of [...]

New Policy of .РФ Domains Sunrise Registration

On May 12, 2010 RU-CENTER launches the second stage of sunrise registration for .РФ domains – available for the owners of trademarks which verbal part contains scripts, other than Cyrillic. From April 20, 2010  RU-CENTER accepts .РФ domains registration pre-orders from this category of trademark holders. The clients who submitted a pre-order, and if it [...]

Telnic Announces Launch Date of June 15th for IDNs in Sixteen Languages

LONDON, United Kingdom – 30th March 2010 – Telnic Limited (www.telnic.tel), the Registry Operator for the award-winning communications-focused .tel top level domain (TLD), today announced that the date for the upcoming launch of Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) in sixteen languages would be Tuesday, 15th June 2010. “If you’re a Jörn, Júlia or Bjørn, or a [...]

ICANN Head Visiting China After ‘dot-China’ Request

The head of the global Internet addressing authority will visit China this week, according to people briefed on the matter, highlighting questions about China’s Web censorship after it applied to offer domain names that end with Chinese characters. Rod Beckstrom, CEO of the California-based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), will visit China [...]