ICANN Taking Applications for International Domains
While some have raised security issues around the potential for domain spoofing, the organization's senior director for of IDNs says protective measures are in place at both the technical and procedural levels.
At some point in early 2010, the world will see the first full domain names in a non-Latin based alphabet.
The first Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) for use as country-code top-level domains (ccTLDs) are now being considered as part of the process begun in November by Internet governance organization ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).
"So far we have received 16 applications, and they are spread across six different languages," Tina Dam, senior director of IDNs at ICANN, told InternetNews.com.
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