The composition of the Internet’s population has seen a dramatic shift over the last two decades. In 1996, the majority of end users were based in the U.S.; according to a 2012 Comscore report, the non-English speaking Internet population has grown to 87 percent, with more than 40 percent based in the Asia-Pacific region. In [...]
Posts Tagged ‘IDN.com’
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 IDNTools.com [...]
IDN registrations are now available not only in .SU. Beginning on September, 02, 2008 RU-CENTER offers IDN registrations in .COM and .NET. More than 80 languages are available. Languages that can be written in the following scripts: Latin; Greek; Cyrillic; Armenian; Hebrew; Arabic; Syriac; Bengali; Gurmukhi; Oriya; Tamil; Telegu; Kannada; Malayalam; Sinhala; Thai; Lao; Tibetan; [...]
ICANN always speaks about IDNs as if they are something off into the future. Of course what they refer to is the idn.idn (unicode.unicode)
IDN.com, IDN.net have been registered by Verisign since 2000′, and are functioning on the internet and in use today. Now that IE7 is out, all computers running that can resolve idn.com
I an curious why with all the recent IDN publicity, idn.idn tests etc. it is NEVER mentioned by ICANN or Tina Dam, Head of IDN program that IDN.com, IDN.net, IDN.biz, IDN.tv etc. etc. are online and resolving fine on the internet today?