The latest VeriSign Domain Name Industry Brief also spotlights how VeriSign and others in the global Internet community are working to provide a way for people of all languages to navigate the Internet. The issue is important, because Internet usage is growing fastest in countries where English and other Latin-based languages are not the primary [...]
Posts Tagged ‘IDN domains’
As with previous meetings, we have prepared a “briefing note” for Paris to act as a broad summary of what happened over the five days. It has been published on the Paris meeting site and we republish it below.
What was it?
ICANN’s 32nd international public meeting was one of three held annually to conduct policy [...]
Do you know what IDNs are?
IDNs are “Internationalized Domain Names”. All domain names are spelled in English but to us speakers of the English language (many of us native and our only language), it never occurs to us that the rest of the world is essentially typing their domains in a language different to the [...]
I’ll be quite honest with you – this post took some courage to write. It’s a topic that is hotly contested as of recent. Peruse a domain forum where somebody mentions the acronym ‘IDN’ and you are sure to find people choosing sides. Some of the discussions get ugly quick. I am not sure why, [...]