Archive for December 2007

Internationalization and Localization

If there is one question or concern related to IDNs that have been asked continuously in the past year it has to be that of internationalizing versus localizing the domain name space. In other words, questions such as:
“Well, but I don’t have a keyboard that enables me to type in all these new characters, so [...]

Internationalised Domain Names (IDN) in .nz – Consultation

Currently, domain names in the .nz space only allow the 26 basic English (Latin) alphabet characters a-z, digits and the ‘-’ hyphen. The Māori alphabet has an additional five characters, the macronised vowels ā, ē, ī, ō, and ū, which are currently not allowed in .nz domain names. Some countries are beginning to implement Internationalised [...]

Request to Provide Input to Issue Report on Introduction of IDN ccTLDs

Request to Provide Input to Issue Report on Introduction of IDN ccTLDs 19 December 2007 At its meeting on 2 October 2007, the ccNSO Council resolved to call for an Issue Report to examine the need for a Policy Development Process (ccPDP) to consider: Whether Article IX of the ICANN bylaws applies to IDN ccTLDs [...]

A Dose of Vitamins I, D, and N

I’ll be quite honest with you – this post took some courage to write.  It’s a topic that is hotly contested as of recent. Peruse a domain forum where somebody mentions the acronym ‘IDN’ and you are sure to find people choosing sides. Some of the discussions get ugly quick. I am not sure why, [...]