ICANN votes to expand domain name character set

Tim Clewlow tim at clewlow.org
Fri Jun 27 03:00:50 UTC 2008


Hi there,

In case you haven't heard yet, ICANN have unanimously voted their
approval to expand the domain name character set to include Asian,
Middle Eastern, Eastern European and Russian character sets in
domain names. In addition, top level domains will have their
restrictions removed, ie any non-offensive top level domains will
now be allowed.

I'm guessing the inclusion of the new character sets will mean a
fair amount of alteration to code that processes domain names.

http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-4-26jun08-en.htm

Cheers, Tim.

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