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

    … The European Union request for the Greek-script ccTLD .ευ has not been thrown out, according to ICANN. Last week DI reported that .ευ was the only one of three IDN ccTLD requests — the other two being Bulgaria’s .бг and Greece’s .ελ — to fail a test for confusing similarity on appeal. .ευ was found to be confusingly similar to .EY and .EU…

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  • Bulgaria and Greece win IDN ccTLDs on appeal

    … Campaigns in Bulgaria and Greece to get ICANN to un-reject their Cyrillic and Greek-script ccTLD requests have proven successful. The first decisions handed down by ICANN’s new Extended Process Similarity Review Panel this week said Bulgaria’s .бг and Greece’s .ελ are not “confusingly similar” to other ccTLDs after all. However, a third appeal…

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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 …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 2 readers -
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