Archive for the ‘IDN Technology’ Category

GMail will support IDN address

Whether your email address is firstname.lastname@ or something more expressive like corgicrazy@, an email address says something about who you are. But from the start, email addresses have always required you to use non-accented Latin characters when signing up. Less than half of the world’s population has a mother tongue that uses the Latin alphabet. [...]

Popular Mail Client will support IDN in a new version

Starting with the version 6.0 The Bat! supports IDN (Internationalized Domain Names) IDN (Internationalized Domain Names) are the domain names that contain national alphabet characters. The names composed from the characters of the non-latin alphabets, such as Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Greek, etc., as well as the Latin alphabet-based characters with diacritics, such as French, German [...]

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 [...]

Dot VN Announces Vietnamese IDN Registrations Exceed 150,000

SAN DIEGO, May 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dot VN, Inc., (http://www.dotvn.com) (Pink Sheets:DTVI), an Internet and Telecommunications Company and the exclusive online global domain name registrar for the Country of Vietnam (“the Company” or “Dot VN”), announced today that since it’s official launch of the Vietnamese Native Language Internationalized Domain Names (“Vietnamese IDN”) on [...]

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 [...]

Dubai eGovernment launches Dubai.emarat as Arabic Internet domain of official Dubai Government portal

Dubai eGovernment has recently announced the launch of دبي.امارات )Dubai.emarat(, which will be the Arabic Internet domain of the official portal of Dubai Government and corresponds to the Latin domain dubai.ae, .امارات)), the UAE’s domain name in Arabic. This initiative will for the first time allow Arab users to use the Arabic web address 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 [...]

ICANN passes resolution to China’s IDN ccTLD applications

NAIROBI, Mar 13, 2010 (Xinhua via COMTEX) — The wrap-up meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) board passed a resolution to China’s IDN ccTLD applications, the Chinese delegation to the meeting has told Xinhua. According to this resolution, ICANN president and CEO has been assigned to draft an Implementation Plan [...]

VeriSign’s Plans for “.Com IDNs” Become Clearer

Registrants of existing .com domain names are well positioned for coming release of IDN TLDs. For years, domainers have been investing in Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) that use non-Latin characters. But these have all been IDN at the second level only, as there currently aren’t any top level domain names in non-Latin characters. So an [...]