An internationalized domain name (IDN) is an Internet domain name that contains at least one label that is displayed in software applications, in whole or in part, in a language-specific script or alphabet, such as Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Tamil or the Latin alphabet-based characters with diacritics, such as French. These writing systems are encoded by computers in multi-byte Unicode. Internationalized domain names are stored in the Domain Name System as ASCII strings using Punycode transcription.
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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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