Fast Track

  • After long battle, first Bulgarian IDN domain goes live

    … for their .рф (.rf for Russian Federation) ccTLD during its scandal-rocked launch in 2010, but Arabic IDNs have had hardly any interest and the current boom in China seems to be largely concentrated on Latin-script TLDs. .бг is expected to open for general registration in the fourth quarter. I guess we’ll have to wait until at least next year to discover whether the concerns about confusion with .br were well-founded. Tweet Tagged: .bg, .бг, bulgaria, cctld, fast track, ICANN, idn, …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 8 readers -
  • Bulgaria looking for an IDN registry operator

    … The Bulgarian government is looking for a company to run the registry for its recently awarded .бг internationalized domain name. .бг is the Cyrillic equivalent of .bg, the nation’s existing ccTLD. After a tortuous battle through ICANN’s IDN ccTLD Fast Track process — where it was repeatedly rejected for looking too much like Brazil’s .br…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
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