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
Thailand .TH Thai ไทย
Occupied Palestinian Territory .PS Arabic فلسطين
Tunisia .TN Arabic تونس
Jordan .JO Arabic الاردن

These six IDN ccTLDs are not yet final. There are still a few more steps to be completed before they are ready to go live. But once completed, people in these areas will be able to type their non-Latin scripts in the top-level domain (TLD) part of an Internet address name. That follows the dot, such as dot-cn or dot-org.

For details please see: http://www.icann.org/en/topics/idn/fast-track/string-evaluation-completion-en.htm and http://www.iana.org/domains/root/db/

One Comment

  1. MW says:

    Does this mean that these names passed the String Evaluation or String Delegation step? I see that they now show up on IANA, but there is no corroborating news on the ICANN website. Thanks.

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