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“IDN ccTLD Request From Kazakhstan Successfully Passes String Evaluation”

Posted September 8th, 2011


According to ICANN.org: “ICANN is pleased to announce the successful completion of String Evaluation on proposed IDN ccTLD string for Kazakhstan.

Details of the successful evaluation are provided here: http://www.icann.org/en/topics/idn/fast-track/string-evaluation-completion-k-en.htm#kz.”

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Interview With Tina Dam On Applying For IDNs

Posted August 29th, 2011


As reported by TheHinduBusinessline.com: “Talking Internet with Tina Dam, founder of MyTLD, is a pleasant experience. She doesn’t believe in jargon, she believes in simplification of the web. She is a strong votary of domain names in native languages. Heading the IDN (Internationalised Domain Names) programme at Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), she batted for Indian languages. She believes that lessons learnt in India in this regard may well help the world in democratising the web. In Hyderabad recently to attend the CDAC meeting on IDNs, she speaks on some pertinent aspects.”

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ICANN Announces Cyrillic .RU: an Internationalized Domain Name Success

Posted January 18th, 2011


“The Russian Cyrillic IDN’s success story is just one of many IDN success stories we’ll hear about in the months and years to come. IDNs are an important part of the Internet’s future, and ICANN is working hard to improve and expand their implementation.”

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IDN Discussion Update For Cartagena Meeting

Posted November 17th, 2010


“ICANN is pleased to release a draft of updated IDN Guidelines for discussion and to inform an IDN session at the upcoming meeting in Cartagena.”

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First IDN ccTLDs Available

Posted May 6th, 2010


From ICANN News Alert

For the first time in the history of the Internet, non-Latin characters are being used for top-level domains. The first IDN country-code top-level domains were inserted in the DNS root zone earlier today. The associated countries and their respective IDN ccTLDs are:

Egypt: مصر (Egypt)

Saudi Arabia: السعودية (AlSaudiah)

United Arab Emirates: امارات (Emarat)

These are the first IDN ccTLDs to appear online as a result of the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process which was approved by the ICANN Board at its annual meeting in Seoul, South Korea on 30 October 2009.

The first requests were received starting 16 November 2009. The process enables countries and territories to submit requests to ICANN for IDN ccTLDs, representing their respective country or territory names in scripts other than Latin.

So far, ICANN has received a total of 21 requests for IDN ccTLD(s) representing 11 languages. A total of 13 requests have successfully passed through the “String Evaluation” (the second stage of the process) and are hence ready for the requesting country or territory to initiate the request for TLD Delegation (the final stage of the application process). As of today, the first three of these have been delegated into the DNS root zone, which means they are available for use.

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IDN ccTLD Request from Jordan Successfully Passes String Evaluation

Posted April 22nd, 2010


From ICANN

ICANN announced yesterday the successful completion of String Evaluation on proposed a IDN ccTLD string for Jordan. Details of the successful evaluation are provided HERE.

The IDN (Internationalized Domain Name) ccTLD Fast Track Process was approved by the ICANN Board at its annual meeting in Seoul, South Korea on 30 October 2009. First requests were received starting 16 November 2009. The process enables countries and territories to submit requests to ICANN for IDN ccTLDs, representing their respective country or territory names in scripts other than Latin. IDN ccTLD requesters must fulfil a number of requirements:

  • the script used to represent the IDN ccTLDs must be non-Latin;
  • the languages used to express the IDN ccTLDs must be official in the corresponding country or territory; and
  • a specific set of technical requirements must be met (as evaluated by an external DNS Stability Panel comprised of DNS and IDN experts).

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.EU IDN Launches Today

Posted December 10th, 2009


The first domain registered today for the .EU IDN was ärzte.eu which means Doctor in German. Germany was also the country to register the most IDNs in the first hour.

For more information on todays launch, click here

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World’s 16th Richest Man – Linked to Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Posted August 5th, 2009


Li Ka Shing, the 16th richest man in the world with $16.2 billion, has been linked to an unusual case of reverse domain name hijacking.

Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited and Cheung Kong Property Development Limited of Hong Kong, two companies owned by Li Ka Shing, were found guilty in a WIPO domain name dispute for Attempted Reverse Domain Name Hijacking over the international domain name (IDN) 長江.com – which is owned and operated by Netego DotCom.

What exactly is reverse domain name hijacking you may ask?  Well, according to Wikipedia:  The term reverse domain hijacking refers to the practice of acquiring domain names from owners by accusing them of violating trademarks with the domain name, and demanding that the domain be transferred.

Go HERE to get the full skinny on the hijinxs in this particular instance.

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