• After long battle, first Bulgarian IDN domain goes live

    … to it does work. The new ccTLD, which is .xn--90ae in the DNS, was delegated last week. The registry is Imena.bg (which also means “names.bg”), based in Sofia and partially owned by Register.bg, the .bg registry. Despite the long battle, the success of .бг is by no means assured. IDNs have a patchy record worldwide. It’s true that Russians went nuts…

    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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