27 Jun '12, 5pm

IDN community reacts to Verisign’s .com transliteration selections

* Supposed to represent com in Chinese * Unlike most of the other languages above, Chinese doesn’t have transliteration, so there is no natural way to say “com” * However for many years, many people have assumed that Verisign would use this 公司 – it’s the translation for “company” * But verisign didn’t apply for 公司, in fact CNNIC (China’s internet body) did. Some of us saw this coming. Back in 2008, CNNIC split the root and resolved 公司 only within china by covertly mapping .公司 to 公司.cn and .com.cn * Some people are crying foul play here, suggesting Verisign gave up intellectual property, gave in to the Chinese, and let registrants down. * Before we criticize the Chinese too much, lets remember why they split the root in the first place. It was out of pure frustration with ICANN for dragging its heels for over a decade on this, and now the problem has come full circle. ICANN...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2012/06/27/idn-community-reacts...

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