[LIS-Forum] ICANN TO TEST DOMAIN NAMES IN 11 LANGUAGES
Farooque.Shaheen at Keane.com
Mon Oct 15 12:46:06 IST 2007
The organization that oversees the Internet address system is launching an
evaluation of International Domain Names (IDN) that will allow Internet
users to test top-level domains in 11 languages.
Currently, only the ASCII characters A through Z are available for use in
the portions of the domain before the top-level domains, the Internet
Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) said in a statement.
A site with content that's entirely in Japanese, for example, can have the
initial portion of its URL in Japanese, but the URL still needs to end in
a .com or .net spelled out in ASCII characters, according to the
Beginning Monday, Internet users around the globe will be able to access
wiki pages with the domain name example.test in 11 test languages: Arabic,
Persian, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Russian, Hindi, Greek,
Korean, Yiddish, Japanese and Tamil. The languages were selected based on
the Internet communities that had the most interest in moving the project
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