08 December 2013

The Wild, Wild West Is About To Get Wilder

I first heard of the Wild, Wild West internet back in the 1990s. Now we are back to that, only even more thanks to the new ICANN gTLDs --

First New gTLDs Get the Green Light for Delegation: " . . . These first new gTLDs, or strings, are:
شبكة (xn--ngbc5azd) – the Arabic word for “Web” or “Network”
Registry : International Domain Registry Pty. Ltd.
онлайн (xn--80asehdb) – Russian for “Online”
Registry: Core Association
сайт (xn--80aswg) – Russian for “Web site”
Registry: Core Association
游戏 (xn--unup4y) – Chinese for “Game”
Registry: Spring Fields, LLC
You’ll note that all four of these new strings are Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs). IDNs are currently available as Second-Level Domains and country code Top-Level Domains, but this will be the first time non-Latin characters can be used in a generic TLD. Building on the addition of Internationalized country-code TLDs in 2010, the move is an effort to create a more inclusive Internet. . . ."

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