Idns

  • New gTLDs still a crappy choice for email — study

    … sites were 100% compliant for .com domains, the scores for new gTLDs are not great. There are currently over 800 TLDs over four characters in length, but according to the UASG research 22% of web sites will not recognize them. There are 150 IDN TLDs, but a maximum of 30% of sites will accept them in email addresses. When it comes to right-to-left…

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  • Five million Indian government workers to get IDN email

    …, is in control of no fewer than 16 different ccTLDs in various scripts, with ample room for possible expansion in future. The registry has been offering free IDN domains alongside .in registrations for about a year, according to local reports. There are about two million .in domains registered today, according to the NIXI web site. Tweet Tagged: .in, cctlds, email, idns, india, nixi …

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  • India to have SIXTEEN ccTLDs

    …, and .ڀارت. If Google Translate and Wikipedia can be trusted, these words all mean “India” in, respectively, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, Odia, Arabic, Nepali, Hindi and Sindhi. They were all approved under ICANN’s IDN ccTLD Fast Track program and will not operate under ICANN contract. India already has seven internationalized domain name versions of its…

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  • Forget emojis, you can buy Egyptian hieroglyph .com domains

    … Call them the Emojis of the Ancient World. Egyptian hieroglyphs were once the cutting edge of written communication, and it turns out Verisign lets you register .com domains using them. Internationalized domain names expert Andre Schapp discovered a couple months ago that the Unicode code points for the ancient script have been approved in 16…

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  • About that $3,800 emoji domain sale…

    …, IDNs are encoded with the “xn--” prefix. While applications may render ☮.com as the “peace” symbol, in the DNS it is in fact xn--v4h.com. Hoffman told me that the prefix had been picked more or less at random in March 2003, so there was no way a speculator could have known in April 2001 how to register a domain that would have no meaning…

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  • Companies losing $10 BILLION by ignoring new gTLDs — report

    … gTLD support means $3.6 billion of activity is lost, with lack of IDN support costing $6.2 billion. Despite “new” gTLDs being around for a decade and a half, there are still plenty of web sites and apps that incorrectly assume that all TLDs are either two or three characters. Others don’t support non-Latin scripts. This leads to internet users…

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