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. The "fada" is used in … [Read more...] about IEDR Opens Public Consultation On IDN Domains
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 existed for a number of years not all services work well with them. This video that … [Read more...] about Gmail Now Supports IDN Email
IDNs might be a slightly "hot" topic at the moment following on from ICANN's launch of the IDN cctld program recently.However, IDNs are NOT a new topic.Far from it.They've been around for quite some time.Unfortunately neither The Times Online or Mashable seem to have done any homework. Considering the amount of content available on IDNs that has been researched and actually … [Read more...] about IDN Scaremongering – Mashable and Times Online Screw Up
I mentioned that dotMobi were planning to launch IDNs some time ago, but now they've announced a launch date. By the looks of things dotMobi are planning for a nice media coup, as the launch of the sunrise period for IDN coincides with the ICANN meeting in Asia on October 19th 2009 at 4am UTC.Unlike other IDN launches, dotMobi are being very specific about the launch and are … [Read more...] about DotMobi IDN To Launch October 29th
DotMobi will be launching IDNs in simplified Chinese during the second quarter of 2009.IDNs (Internationalised Domain Names) allow domains to be registered (and accessed) using non-ASCII characters.If you want to get a basic overview of IDNs check out the WikiPedia entry, or head over to the section on the ICANN site.Related articles by ZemantaWhat Makes dotmobi and … [Read more...] about dotMobi To Offer IDN In 2009
David Curtin, IEDR CEO, was interviewed during the week by Sunday Business Post's technology editor Adrian WecklerThe full interview is available online.Some of the questions posed by Weckler revealed some of the more awkward and restrictive views of the registry, including its policy on censoring domain names. However it is interesting to note that Curtin not only made public … [Read more...] about IEDR Boss Interviewed in Sunday Business Post
On registering at the ICANN LA meeting all delegates are presented with a bag and tshirt.This time round the tshirt is black and reflects what seems to be a possible theme for this meeting - multilingualism.One of the issues that ICANN has been making efforts to address over the past few months is multilingualism. This meeting is meant to be having a number of sessions with … [Read more...] about ICANN Going Multilingual?