Posts Tagged ‘Japanese IDN’

URLs vs Queries in Japan

If you’re in Japan and look at the printed advertisements, you’ll notice the majority of companies that want you to follow up on the internet look the company up by searching for a キーワード kīwādo (“keyword”; Japanese-English for “search engine query”). The query will often be in a form input box, along with a mock […]

将来性が確かなものとなった国際化ドメイン(IDN) その1

詳細 ドメインといえば、英字、数字、ハイフン以外の文字は使用できないというのが一…

Japanese IDN was sold for $150,000

ZODIAC CAPITAL TO INITIATE A MAJOR GAMING PROJECT Sydney NSW, January 14, 2008 — Zodiac Capital Limited (ASX: ZOD) advises that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a controlling interest in the dot-com Japanese domain name for “gambling”, (“ギャンブル”, pronounced “Gyanburu”). ギャンブル .com is an IDN (International Domain Name) Internet portal and vertical […]

Interim Report on DNAME Technical Evaluation

Overview • Prepared DNS emulation environment locally – the environment includes: – Root DNS server, JP DNS server, “Nippon” DNS server, other authoritative DNS server and Cache DNS server • Evaluated the followings: (1) Functionality: Verification of name resolution of “Nippon” TLD (2) Performance: Measurement of impact on Root/JP/Cache DNS servers caused by name resolution […]

Japan Domain Market Demystified

by Darshaun Nadeau
Ever sat at one of the VeriSign “State of the domain” meetings at any of the ICANN meetings? Or read their reports about countries with the greatest opportunity in domains? Almost without question you will learn that Japan is earmarked as the country with the greatest opportunity for growth in the domain […]

Latest JPRS reports on IDN ccTLD

JPRS posted these reports on their homepage. Apparently they haven’t decided anything about the way to introduce new IDN ccTLD. They say there are 3 options. a) Give .jp registrants .日本, too; b) Issue .日本 separately; and c)  Alias .jp to .日本. The reports argue pros and cos of each option.  It also […]

The Argument For IDN’s

Sahar points out an interesting article regarding Japanese advertisements for web sites. The print ads actually show a search box with the web site as the search term.
Search is the most popular form of website navigation in Japan and other non-ASCII domain markets. However, it is not ideal, because at any time the search rules […]

My Name, My Language, My Internet: IDN Test Goes Live

MARINA DEL REY, Calif.: Internet users around the globe can now experiment with their name in their language on their Internet with today’s launch of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers live testing of Internationalized Domain Names in 11 languages. “This is one of the most exciting times yet in the development of […]