Archive for August 2010

5 more IDN ccTLD approved by ICANN

Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) continue to roll out, making it easier for everyone to use the Internet. In its meeting August 5th, ICANN’s Board of Directors approved five more countries/territories to use their national scripts in the last portion of Internet address names. Country ccTLD Script IDN ccTLD Sri Lanka .LK Sinhalese Tamil ලංකා இலங்கை [...]

“.中国” Now Accessible From Outside China

CNNIC has yesterday announced that “.中国” country-code Top-Level-Domain is now ready and accessible from outside China. One example website is CNNIC’s URL in Chinese: http://中国互联网络信息中心.中国/ as well as 新浪.中国 IDN stands for Internationalised Domain Name, and refers to any domain names that contains non ASCII character. ICANN’s IDN ccTLD Fast track process aims to introduce country [...]

РФ.com sold for $60 000

Last week DnJournal reported рф.com cyrillic IDN sold for $60k in private deal. DNJournal: The #2 domain was a big IDN sale. рф.com was sold by Bruce Caley for $60,000 in a private transaction. The interest in this domain stems from the fact that .рф is the new Russian language (Cyrillic) IDN TLD using the [...]

Sri Lanka and Thailand join ranks of countries getting their own ccTLD in their own language.

ICANN has delegated five more internationalized domain names for top level country code domain names. Yesterday the ICANN board approved a resolution delegating two top level domains for Sri Lanka and one for Thailand: Delegation of IDN ccTLDs: 1. Sri Lanka Whereas, Sri Lanka is a country currently listed in the ISO 3166-1 standard. Whereas, [...]