Bulgaria’s government is failing to facilitate the process for the introduction Internet domains in Cyrillic, Bulgarian Member of the European Parliament Ivaylo Kalfin declared after meeting the ICANN management in DC. “The unwillingness of the Bulgarian government to provide arguments and to enter into a dialogue is an obstacle for the country and the EU [...]
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Bulgaria is to appeal ICANN’s rejection of .бг, the Cyrillic version of its existing country code top-level domain, .bg. Technology minister Alexander Tsvetkov said that the Bulgarian government will file a reconsideration request with ICANN, according to a DarikNews.bg interview. The requested IDN ccTLD .бг was rejected because it looks quite a bit like Brazil’s [...]
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 [...]
Bulgaria’s official Cyrillic domain name suffix is to be “.бг” (BG). An application for registration has been submitted to the world body that regulates domain names. Parvan Rusinov, Deputy Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology (MTITC) has announced on Thursday that the application had been sent on February 19 to the Internet Corporation for [...]
The characters “bg” and “bgr” are the most popular for Bulgaria’s national internet address in Cyrillic, according to the results of an online poll conducted by the Ministry of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications (MTITC) in December 2009. Parvan Rusinov, Deputy Minister, has announced the poll results on Monday. He said that the answers would [...]
EURid launches IDNs today Brussels, 10 December 2009 – EURid is pleased to announce that internationalised domain names (IDNs) became available today under the .eu top-level domain. For the first time, residents of the European Union can register a .eu domain name that uses characters from the whole Latin, Cyrillic or Greek alphabets; for example [...]
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 [...]
Bulgarian residents will be able to register domain names in Cyrillic by the end of the year, the country’s foreign minister vowed. The goal was described by Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin as part of the state policy, even though the press conference he gave was part of his electioneering as Socialists’ top candidate for the [...]
Bulgaria has submitted a letter to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for the Top-Level Domain (TLD) ‘.bg’ in Cyrillic script as part of efforts to boost national pride amid a growing influence of English. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has also called for his country to be assigned a Cyrillic TLD as the Kremlin is concerned that Russian, once the main language throughout the Soviet Union, is losing ground to local languages. More…
Bulgaria has entered an official application today to ICANN for the IDN extension .бг (.bg).
ICANN had raised the issue of IDN extensions at their recent Paris Conference, with a view to introducing a “limited number of non-contentious IDN ccTLDs, while an overall long-term IDN ccTLD policy is being developed” (DomainNews).
A representative of Bulgaria’s Governmental [...]