Archive for May 2010

.РФ is Live!

.РФ top level IDN domain has been delegeated tonight to Russian Federation .xn--p1ai First websites in .рф are available at http://президент.рф http://правительство.рф

Tina Dam: IDN Usability

Internationalized Domain Names and the usability of them is a key aspect of the ongoing introduction of IDN ccTLDs. ICANN is actively taking part in conferences and events, with a focus on applications and usability of new technology on the Internet. This is to spread information about IDNs and how they work in order to [...]

Launching Saudi IDN Registration

Thursday, May 6, 2010 is a historical day for SaudiNIC, it will be documented in its history record as the day when Arabic domain names was officially launched . In the same day SaudiNIC also launched the actual Arabic domains registration in Saudi Arabia. The official Arabic domain names registration was actually began by successfully [...]

First IDN ccTLDs now available

Today the first three production non-Latin top-level domains were placed in the DNS root zone. This means they are live! Here is one newly enabled domain with a functional website that works right now: وزارة-الأتصالات.مصر If your software does not have full IDN support, this might not work exactly as expected. You may see a [...]

One Andrew Mack: Big Cheer for ICANN – But Still a Way’s from Our “Gooool”

As we approach the World Cup in South Africa this June it’s heartening to see the amount of attention being paid to the continent. As with ICANN’s recent Nairobi meeting, the eyes of the world are focusing on Africa in a new way—as a sophisticated marketplace, and as a destination for investment, technology, and yes, [...]

India ready to have IDNs in seven regional languages

If everything goes well as planned, India will be ready to have internationalised domain names (IDN) on the internet in seven Indian languages — Hindi, Bangla, Punjabi, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu and Gujarati — by next year. The department of information technology (DIT), Government of India will submit its proposal by next month to The Internet [...]

CNN interviews Tina Dam (ICANN Director of IDN)