31 Oct '14, 12am

Making Progress on Internationalized Domain Names –blog by #ICANN Nigel Hickson & #ISOC Sally Shipman:

This week, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, South Korea revisited the Role of administrations of Member States in the management of internationalized (multilingual) domain names , which is formally known as ITU Resolution 133 [PDF, 262 KB] (Guadalajara, 2010). The discussion primarily focused on how to update Resolution 133 and evaluate the progress made since 2010. This examination provides us with a timely opportunity to share data about the considerable progress made to deploy Internationalized Domain Names in the Domain Name System (DNS) root zone file. In 2010, hostnames used in the DNS were limited to a subset of the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) characters used for alphabetic letters, digits, and the hyphen (known as "LDH"). This meant that non-Latin characters could not be used for web...

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