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IDNs are coming to a home near you

An IDN, or Internationalized Domain Name, is a domain with characters other than the regular A-Z and 0-9. For example, in the Spanish alphabet, there are symbols like “ñ, á, ó”, which up to now could not be represented in a domain name. This will change now, as ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) and the newer versions of Internet browsers support the IDNs. Therefore, if you are not familiarized with IDNs yet, or doubt the immense significance it plays internationally for the Internet, then watch these two introductory videos by ICANN:

Part 1

Part 2

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  1. November 18, 2007 at 3:22 am

    it’s about time. they exist quite long already.

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