After nearly a decade of planning, The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has stepped up By Keith White, Customer Relations and Support Specialist After nearly a decade of planning, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has stepped up to announce that fully internationalized domain names (IDNs) are slated to [...]
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I would like to spell out a clear example of a case for both IDN domains and the international language of generic domains.
In Korea this week, I have taken notice to most URL’s listed on print ads (billboards and magazines primarily). IDN’s have yet to proliferate through Korea. I have not yet seen an ad with [...]
Now the pound’s online home is for sale. On the afternoon of 26th June 2008, Great Britain’s symbol-based “pound domain” will, along with associated property, be offered for sale at public auction. London, England. April 14 2008 — Moneyedge Limited wish to announce the sale of it’s historic domain name, representing the British pound. Arguably the pound’s “home on the net”, this is one of a handful of symbol-based domain names in the world. Richard…
SINGAPORE–Internationalized domain names (IDNs) could launch by early 2009, following the formulation of policies to better manage ambiguities, according to an industry expert. Edmon Chung, CEO of DotAsia, told ZDNet Asia Wednesday that he is involved in a number of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) working groups that are working to debut [...]
Since April, 28, 2008 according to the decision of The Foundation for Internet Development, SU top level domain Administrator restrictions for registration domain names with prefix xn-- are canceled. It allows .SU Russian IDN registration. Since April, 15, 2008 RU-CENTER takes the pre-orders for .SU Russian IDNs. If you apply for a domain and your application [...]
If you have never heard of IDN domain names, you likely soon will. This is because the most used and popular internet browser in the world, Internet Explorer (IE7), will soon beging to resolve them by default. This means people from all over the world will finally be able to communicate websites, domain names and [...]
Explosive Internet Market in China Captured via IDNoptions Collaboration with Monster Venture Partners
IDNoptions, LLC (www.idnoptions.com), a leader in International Domain Name (IDN) acquisition, announced today an investment and strategic partnership with Monster Venture Partners (MVP), LLC and Domain Strategies, Inc. to expand and develop an industry-leading portfolio of IDNs and to build businesses on those domains.
ICANN is an internationally organized, public benefit non-profit company responsible for the global coordination of the Internet’s system of unique identifiers like domain names and the addresses used in a variety of Internet protocols that help computers reach each other over the Internet.
A key topic to be discussed at the meeting which will take place in Dubai, on 1 – 3 April 2008 is the possibility of getting domain names in Arabic online and making them available to the public.
Participants will also discuss “finding ways to use Arabic for domain names as well as the use of Arabic invisible characters”, said RTA.
The ICANN community has been working on Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) to make close to 100,000 characters from the scripts and languages of the world available for domain names.
Right now ICANN is in the midst of a technical evaluation of IDNs, which is one of the most significant steps towards a multilingual Internet. This evaluation is being done through wiki sites with the domain name example.test, but represented in 11 languages; including Arabic. They can all be accessed at idn.icann.org.
Other important topics at the Dubai Meeting include how ICANN works and what it does to coordinate the Internet’s unique identifiers, as well as updates on what is happening in developing an application and approval process for new top level domains; the part of the domain name after the dot.
“ICANN had incredibly productive discussions at its recent meeting in India on work being done to get the languages and scripts of that country available for domain names from beginning to end,” said Dr Paul Twomey, ICANN’s President and CEO. “At this Dubai meeting, we’re hoping to have similar discussions, and get similar insights into the challenges and solutions being worked on at the local level from the people doing the work in the Arab world – and help us move toward the goal of having domain names in scripts like Arabic from start to finish.”
Sahar points out an interesting article regarding Japanese advertisements for web sites. The print ads actually show a search box with the web site as the search term.
Search is the most popular form of website navigation in Japan and other non-ASCII domain markets. However, it is not ideal, because at any time the search rules [...]
Just a quick note before I tell you about the IDN guide… I just got over a terrible case of the flu. Maybe it was all that rain in Hollywood? Anyway, I am back from my extended break and ready to get the DotSauce gears turning as before.
I must admit, I [...]