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TLDCON 2016 Registration Open

This year’s TLDCON will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia on September 7th and 8th. As with previous editions, the agenda will feature a mix of both technical, legal and marketing sessions. The current agenda lists the following sessions: IDN updates Legislative aspects of domain name registration Special ICANN section Marketing of IDN e-mail and new challenges […]

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IEDR Opens Public Consultation On IDN Domains

IEDR has launched a public consultation on the introduction of IDN domains in the .ie name space. The consultation period runs from February 21st, 2016, until March 21st, 2016. Up until now only Latin characters have been permitted in .ie domain names, even though one of Ireland’s official languages is Irish (gaelic) which uses accented characters. […]

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EURid Gets .ею (Cyrillic for .eu)

EURid, who run the .eu registry, have finally been delegated .ею (Cyrillic for .eu). Punycode xn--e1a4c. One of the things that EURid is chartered to do under its contract to the European Commission was to get the extension in scripts other than Latin. EURid used ICANN’s IDN ccTLD “Fast Track” process, though whether the process is truly […]

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Gmail Now Supports IDN Email

If your first language isn’t English and you don’t use the Latin character set you can and will run into barriers. While IDN domain names ie. domain names where either the left of the dot, the right of the dot or the entire string is in characters other than Latin ones, do exist and have […]

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Belgian Country Code Now Supports IDN

Earlier this week dns.be launched IDNs (internationalised domain names). The Belgian registry opted to support the accented characters for Dutch, French and German. In so doing they’ve also ended up providing support for other European languages, such as Swedish, Finnish and Danish. The characters supported are below: ß* à á â ã ó ô þ […]

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CNNIC To Implement Alternative WHOIS

CNNIC, the .cn registry, are to implement an alternative to traditional whois. According to an announcement by ICANN’s Kurt Pritz, the Chinese organisation will be implementing a “RESTful” Whois server implementation. This is based on ongoing work within the IETF in the rather oddly named “weirds” project. Of course “weirds” is actually an acronym for: […]

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