31 Oct '13, 12am

2% of the world’s registered domain names are IDNs #IDN

Brussels, 24 October 2013 – Despite important advances, more work is needed by all parties if Internationalised Domain Names are to foster the growth of multilingualism online, according to the 2013 EURid-UNESCO World Report on Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs). This year the report features the cooperation of Verisign for the analysis of IDN data in the .com, .net and .eu registers. The report will be presented at the Internet Governance Forum 2013 (IGF), in Bali, Indonesia, today (11 am, room 5, IGF meeting venue). Internationalised Domain Names are domain names that include characters from non-Latin scripts, such as Cyrillic or Arabic. According to the report only 2% of the world’s registered domain names are IDNs. This slow uptake is in stark contrast to the burgeoning multilingual content online. Most if not all IDN implementations underperform because of poor use...

Full article: http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/oct-2013/internationalised-do...

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