Archive for June 2010

ICANN Snubs Bulgaria’s Cyrillic Internet Domain Name

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has turned down Bulgaria’s proposal for a domain name in Cyrillic with a “бг” suffix. Bulgaria’s Ministry of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications said it has been informed about the decision late on Tuesday with a letter, which cites the similarity with Brazil’s domain name with [...]

ICANN Approves Chinese IDN

Brussels, Belgium… 25 June 2010… Millions of Chinese language users will soon be able to access the Internet using Chinese script following a decision today by ICANN’s Board of Directors to approve a set of Chinese language internationalized domain names. “This approval is a significant change for Chinese language users worldwide,” said Rod Beckstrom, President [...]

Should an IDN be part of your strategy?

If your company reaches, or plans to reach, non-Latin script language countries, then perhaps you should think of registering an International Domain Name. The first four completely non-Latin top-level domains went live in May in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Russia (More information). It means that now, a website where the content [...]

The Ruler of Dubai Launches First Website with Arabic IDN

The ruler of Dubai has made use of the establishment of non-Latin characters in domain names. محمد-بن-راشد.امارات Dubai leader Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid has become the first Arab leader to take advantage of the introduction of non-Latin characters in the titles of web addresses, which became available earlier this month. Following the growing use of [...]