Idn Cctlds

  • New ccTLDs may have to block name collisions

    … ICANN is thinking about expanding its controversial policy on name collisions from new gTLDs to new ccTLDs. The country code Names Supporting Organization has been put on notice (pdf) that ICANN’s board of directors plans to pass a resolution on the matter shortly. The resolution would call on the ccNSO to “undertake a study to understand…

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  • EU IDN not banned after all

    … or lower case” to the text. It seemed pretty straightforward to me — confusing similarity exists regardless of case. I pointed this out to ICANN last Wednesday and asked where I could find the rule that said the ICANN board or staff get to review a “split results” finding but have yet to receive a reply. Related posts: Bulgaria and Greece win IDN ccTLDs on appeal .mii becomes the first new gTLD to face rejection ICANN’s Sword algorithm fails Bulgarian IDN test …

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  • Bulgaria and Greece win IDN ccTLDs on appeal

    …, while .ευ has been forever rejected. The three reports can be downloaded here. It will be interesting to see how the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee will react to this. It was pressure from the GAC — driven by the European Commission and Greece — back in 2012 that forced ICANN into creating the appeals process. At ICANN’s meeting…

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  • Iraq to get IDN ccTLD

    … delegated, the Punycode inserted into the root will be .xn--mgbtx2b. ICANN said Iraq is the 33rd nation to have an IDN ccTLD request approved. There are currently 26 IDN ccTLDs in the root. Most of them aren’t doing very well. Related posts: Review reveals ccTLD fast-track criticisms Malaysia to get new Arabic ccTLD The internet is polyglot as full IDNs go live …

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