Posts Tagged ‘IDN gTLD’

ICANN: String Similarity IDN Variant Review Results

In an announcement on 26 February 2013, ICANN published a list of string similarity contention sets wherein two or more applied-for gTLD strings are identical or so nearly resemble one another visually that they are likely to cause confusion. In ICANN’s New gTLD program, string similarity checks on Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) strings go beyond […]

ICANN: New IDN gTLD Applied-For Strings

  String [1] Applicant Location [2] Community? [3] Geographic? [4] дети The Foundation for Network Initiatives “The Smart Internet” RU – – католик Pontificium Consilium de Comunicationibus Socialibus (PCCS) (Pontifical Council for Social Communication) VA Yes – ком VeriSign Sarl CH – – москва Foundation for Assistance for Internet Technologies and Infrastructure Development (FAITID) RU […]

Verisign Announces Participation in ICANN’s New gTLD Program

RESTON, VA — (Marketwire) — 06/13/12 — VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, today announced that the Company applied for nine Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) transliterations of .com and three IDN transliterations of .net. These applications represent 12 of the 14 new generic Top Level Domain […]

PIR announce Four New gTLD’s IDN of .ORG

The Registry Submits Applications to ICANN for Four Top-Level Internationalized Domain Names RESTON, Va., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Public Interest Registry( ) (PIR) – the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain – today applied for the creation and management of four internationalized domain names (IDNs) recognized as .ORG in non-Latin-based scripts. As part […]

Москва.com IDN sold for $216000

DNJournal recorded the Largest IDN deal for Москва.com (“Moscow” in Russian) which was completed in July 2011 when the final installment on a $216,000 purchase price was paid. That is the highest verified sale price reported to date for an IDN. The deal was originally subject to a  confidentiality agreement but Gary Males at […]

gTLD Strategy: International Relations

Here on gTLD Strategy, we spend a lot of our time talking about English-language gTLDs, mostly because that’s the language we speak best. The FairWinds staff dabbles in Spanish, Korean, French, Arabic, Chinese, and even Polish, but you could say English is our forte. But, of course, ICANN’s New gTLD Program is not limited to […]

IDN 3 Character & Variant Management

Seoul, 25 Oct IDN Implementation Status • With responsible rules and oversight, significant consensus to launch Fast Track process soon – The Board will consider launching that process at this meeting • Additionally, significant progress has been made towards the launch of the new gTLD process, including the delegation of IDNs • Culmination of years […]

ICANN: Public Comment: Proposed IDN gTLD Constituency

21 April 2009 The ongoing GNSO Improvements process has created significant community interest in the formation of new GNSO constituencies and several groups have stepped forward to begin the process of forming a new GNSO constituency. The ICANN Board has now received a third formal petition – from the prospective IDNgTLD Constituency. All members of […]

VeriSign IDN Industry Brief

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 […]

ICANN: IDN Fast Track Process Update

ICANN recently proposed (for public comment) a Draft Implementation Plan for the introduction of Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) on a limited basis for ccTLDs. The Plan follows the recommendations of the ICANN’s policy making supporting organizations and advisory committees. Those recommendations are available at [PDF, 101K]. Since the recent closure of the first public […]