Wednesday, May 5, 2010

ICANN Launches Internationalized Domain Names

The International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) officially inserted the first non-Latin script domain names into the DNS root zone today. This is the first time that non-Latin characters are being used for top-level domains in the history of the Internet. The associated countries operating such domains are Egypt, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. In addition to Arabic, there will soon be domain written in Chinese Russian, Sinhalese, Tamil, and Thai scripts.

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