Archive for November 2009

.РФ Domains Sunrise Registration Launched

Today, November 25, 2009 starting 12.00 MSK trademark holders and state authorities may enjoy .РФ Domains Sunrise Registration as per the approved schedule. RU-CENTER clients – Russian-named trademark holders may register .РФ domains at 1200 rub (including VAT). Sunrise registration is provided for domain names corresponding to verbal symbols of the trademark registered with respect […]

Tunisia: upcoming launch of internet domain names in Arabic

TUNISIAONLINENEWS- With a view to making the internet more accessible around the world, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has opened the domain application process to non-Latin characters for website addresses with its inclusion of internationalised domain names.

Following Egypt’s application for a domain name in Arabic on Monday, Tunisia has also applied […]

Breakdown of the number of IDNs currently registered (Some language stats included)

Figures are current as of today. Total # of IDNs registered in .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz: 964,894 By extension: .com – 699,737 (72.51%) .net – 197,037 (20.42%) .org – 18,736 (1.94%) .info – 25,851 (2.68%) .biz – 23,533 (2.44%) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ .com & .net figures for language (These are not accurate so allow ±% and […]

Tina Dam: 4 days in the Fast Track Process

Just a brief message to keep you up to date. As of 00:00 UTC today – 4 days after the launch of the Fast Track Process we have new requests coming in. The total number is 10 requests. They spread over 5 different languages. Details about the process is at: Please keep asking questions. […]

DotAsia to Launch IDN in 2010

Priority for Existing Alphanumeric .Asia Domain Registrants for Corresponding IDNs Considered 18 November 2009 – Hong Kong – DotAsia announces plan to release multilingual domain (IDN – Internationalized Domain Name) registrations in 2010. Following announcements by ICANN to approve the use of Internationalized Domain Names (IDN), DotAsia Organisation, the global top-level domain authority for “.Asia”, […]

Domain name watching enters new phase with non-Latin IDNs

Brand owners have been advised to review domain name watching activities after the process for transforming the Internet with internationalized domain names (IDNs) in non-Latin script opened earlier today. At midnight UTC, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) started accepting requests from representatives of countries and territories around the world for new […]

Bulgarian Govt Moves to Register Internet Domains in Cyrillic

Bulgaria’s Ministry of Transport, IT, and Communications is starting a procedure for registering Internet domains in Cyrillic. This has been announced Sunday by the Transport Minister, Alexander Tsvetkov. Thus, Bulgaria is following up on the motion of the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to introduce Internet domains in non-Latin alphabets. Bulgaria was […]

Application Process Starts for Internationalized Domain Names (Video)

International Internet regulator ICANN is accepting applications for non-Latin alphabet Web addresses this week. Media outlets around the globe weigh in on if the breakthrough will benefit the cyberspace.

Tina Dam: Fast Track Status Update

The IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process was successfully launched, as planned on 16 November 2009. It was done at exactly 00:00UTC with a very joyful count-down by the Fast Track Staff Team – followed by a wooohooo The launch went smoothly. We have since monitored the system and everything is working. As of 10pm Pacific […]

China to apply for .中国 ‘Zhongguo’ domain name

China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) today will apply for the top-level Chinese domain name “Zhongguo”(written in pinyin), to key Internet oversight agency the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), reported. Global netizens may be able to log on to the Internet with the new domain at the beginning of next year […]