These problems could lead even the most ardent early adapter to conclude that internationalized domain
names are more trouble than they are worth.
The survey also found that UK and US consumers have trepidation concerning Internationalized Domain
Names (IDNs), domains that use non-Roman characters (as in Russian, Chinese and Devanagari).
"When you add in the internationalized domain
names, we are creating a much broader internet that's available to people all over the world much more so than today.
The first Internet addresses containing non-Latin characters from start to finish will soon be online thanks to today's approval of the new Internationalized Domain
Name Fast Track Process by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) board."The coming introduction of non-Latin characters represents the biggest technical change to the Internet since it was created four decades ago," said ICANN chairman Peter Dengate Thrush.
China is among a handful of countries that has pushed hardest for official non-Latin suffixes and could be one of the first to make one available, said Tina Dam, the ICANN senior director for internationalized domain
__The board of directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the nonprofit corporation that coordinates the global Internet system of unique identifiers, has approved the introduction of Internationalized Domain
Names (IDNs) in the top level of Internet addresses.
It was during these discussions that the issue of internationalized domain
names (IDNs) arose.
Daniel Eisenhut, in charge of International Business Development at InterNetX, will share his expertise about the business potential and registration requirements of domains including special characters, so called Internationalized Domain
Names (IDNs), of various ccTLDs on April 29,2010.
The release specifically addressed issues related to multilingualism by announcing that a 30-day comment period had been opened for its revised guidelines on the Implementation of Internationalized Domain