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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CIRA, the registry operator for the Canadian ccTLD .ca, is raising its profile at the moment. They’ve taken over the frontpage of La Presse today, though it’s not viewable form outside Canada: Why are they doing this? Very simply it’s all related back to the launch of IDNs in .ca in order to support French [...]
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: [...]
George Sadowsky voted against the launch of new TLDs in last Monday’s ICANN board meeting. I’d been meaning to re-read the transcript, as I found a lot of what he said was very well thought out and logical. Here it is: >>GEORGE SADOWSKY: Thank you, Peter. This is one of the most important votes in [...]
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