28 Oct '11, 5am

ICANN 42 in Dakar: IDNs and Timing of New gTLDs in Play

ICANN President and CEO, Rod Beckstom, launched the ICANN 42 meeting in Dakar, Sengal, with a rousing address that included ICANN’s hope that IDNs will expand the base of users on the Internet. Beckstrom stated: “We can also bring more voices and more people to the Internet through Internationalized Domain Names. IDNs make it possible to access the Internet in scripts other than Latin-based characters, and their adoption has been one of the community’s great collaborative efforts. Maybe you speak only Arabic or Chinese or Hindi. IDNs will make it easier to join the conversation and to tell your story.” Next, a big topic of conversation was that of batching . Given that thousands of new gTLD applications are expected, they will likely be processed separately in a series of batches. It is being considered how to sort the batches and whether they will be sorted randomly rathe...

Full article: http://idnblog.com/2011/10/28/icann-42-dakar-idns-timing-...

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