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ICANN approves of Arabic domain names

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Jan 2010 19:41 User comments (6)

ICANN approves of Arabic domain names The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has approved Arabic domain names, giving the countries of Russia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates a chance to begin creating web addresses in their native languages.
"This marks a pivotal moment in the history of Internet domain names," says ICANN CEO and president Rod Beckstrom. "These international names will now allow people to type entire domain names in their own language."

By June, the four approved countries can request that local language addresses be included in domain names root systems that can be accessed by all Internet users.

The ICANN calls the move the biggest in over 40 years for the foundations of the Internet.

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6 user comments

125.1.2010 19:58

This sounds really kewl this will open it up for other countries aswell.

228.1.2010 12:22

Sounds interesting wonder what will come of this.

329.1.2010 0:29



.Death to _____

429.1.2010 0:37

Last time I looked Russia wasn't an arabic confederation.. do they mean they have also allowed cyrillic too?

I'm with hermes.. I don't see arab states as having anything apart from censorship and hate to offer a global community (reaches for nukes to rid the world of some pond scum)

529.1.2010 11:21

hermes and the scum you guys are idiots.

For your info scum, Iran is not an Arab country. There is no Arab country with a nuclear program.

629.1.2010 14:16

Originally posted by eLeCTR0n:
Iran is not an Arab country.
I know that. I didn't say it was.

If I always hear voices surrounding me, does it mean Im crazy or that I hear in Dolby 5.1?

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