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ICANN: New IDN gTLD Applied-For Strings

  String [1] Applicant Location [2] Community? [3] Geographic? [4] дети The Foundation for Network Initiatives “The Smart Internet” RU – – католик Pontificium Consilium de Comunicationibus Socialibus (PCCS) (Pontifical Council for Social Communication) VA Yes – ком VeriSign Sarl CH – – москва Foundation for Assistance for Internet Technologies and Infrastructure Development (FAITID) RU […]

Verisign Announces Participation in ICANN’s New gTLD Program

RESTON, VA — (Marketwire) — 06/13/12 — VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, today announced that the Company applied for nine Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) transliterations of .com and three IDN transliterations of .net. These applications represent 12 of the 14 new generic Top Level Domain […]

PIR announce Four New gTLD’s IDN of .ORG

The Registry Submits Applications to ICANN for Four Top-Level Internationalized Domain Names RESTON, Va., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Public Interest Registry( ) (PIR) – the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain – today applied for the creation and management of four internationalized domain names (IDNs) recognized as .ORG in non-Latin-based scripts. As part […]

Oman introduces عمان. (.oman), the Arabic script IDN ccTLD

Muscat, Oman – 1st May 2012 – The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the Sultanate of Oman, with the support of ARI Registry Services, officially relaunched the .om country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) today in a move to ensure the ongoing stability and growth of the Internet within the country and greater Gulf region. ARI […]

Afilias Announces Intention to Apply for Chinese IDN Versions of .INFO Domain

DUBLIN–(Afilias Limited, the ICANN-designated registry operator for the .INFO top level domain (TLD) and a global provider of technical registry services, today announced that it will apply for the Simplified and Traditional Chinese language equivalents of .INFO under ICANN’s new gTLD program. “Given the global presence of Afilias, Internationalized Domain Names — informally known as […] Surpasses Standard ASCII.VN Registrations

Dot VN, Inc., ( (OTC Trading Symbol: 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 April 28, 2011, registrations have exceeded […]

IDN now supported by Google AdWords

If you write your ads in any language other than English, you may have wished that you could make your display URL consistent with the rest of your ad by showing your internationalized domain name. Today, we’re announcing that we now support non-ASCII characters, including non-Latin characters and Latin characters with accents and diacritics, in […]

SGNIC Launches Internationalised Domain Names

On 15 June 2011, SGNIC announced the launch of Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs). The launch will take place in the following phases: Sunrise Phase 1          4 July 11 – 15 August 11 Sunrise Phase 2         12 September 11 – 8 November 11 General Launch          14 December 11 onwards Registrations of IDNs can be made with […]

EURid and UNESCO assess IDN uptake

Brussels, 31 May 2011 – More work is needed to stimulate online multilingualism and the uptake of Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs), according to a new .eu Insights report published today by EURid, the registry for the .eu top-level domain (TLD). The report was prepared in cooperation with UNESCO, United Nations agency promoting multilingualism online. In […]

Use of diacritics in Czech domains again refused

Prague, 19 November – For the fourth time in a row, the Czech Internet public refused the introduction of diacritics in the .CZ domain system. This ensues from a public opinion survey carried out by Markent for the CZ.NIC association, the administrator of the Czech domain registry. Eight-seven percent of organisations that responded and 62 […]