Posts Tagged ‘IDN ccTLD’

Oman introduces عمان. (.oman), the Arabic script IDN ccTLD

Muscat, Oman – 1st May 2012 – The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the Sultanate of Oman, with the support of ARI Registry Services, officially relaunched the .om country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) today in a move to ensure the ongoing stability and growth of the Internet within the country and greater Gulf region. ARI [...]

ICANN Public Comment: Second Annual IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process Review

ICANN is now opening a public comment forum for the second annual review of the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process. Community members and specifically those who were directly involved in the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process, including requesters, public authorities, and end users of the delegated IDN ccTLDs, are kindly asked to provide feedback on [...]

AFNIC opening IDN registratons for .FR ccTLD

AFNIC will shortly be opening the registration of IDNs (Internationalized Domain Names) to their ccTLD portfolio. All those who already are owners of .FR domain names or wish to register new ones will benefit from this feature. Starting May 2012, web site owners will be able to buy domain names with accents and special characters. [...]

Revised IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process Implementation Plan

15 December 2011 Following the ICANN Board’s approval on 8 December 2011 of the amendment to the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process Implementation Plan, ICANN is providing this notice of publication for the Revised Implementation Plan. This amendment was considered following guidance received from the ccNSO during the ICANN meeting in Dakar, Senegal. Two versions [...]

ICANN and UNESCO Working Together Towards Successful Implementation of IDN ccTLDs

ICANN and UNESCO have agreed to work together to further strengthen and promote multilingualism in cyberspace, and facilitate the successful implementation of IDN ccTLDs. ICANN and UNESCO, in a letter of intent, have Identified the first area of joint collaboration in furtherance of the December 2009 Cooperation Agreement.  Under the LOI, both parties will cooperate, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]