New Non Latin Domains

ICANN has published information regarding the addition of IDN (Internationalized Domain Name) ccTLDs to the root zone meaning non Latin characters will be available for Egypt, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates in Arabic as well as the Russian extension in Cirillic. It is also unknown at this time, how Registries will launch the registration process. ICANN’s official announcement stated:-

“For the first time in the history of the Internet, non-Latin characters are being used for top-level domains. The first IDN country-code top-level domains were inserted in the DNS root zone earlier today. The associated countries and their respective IDN ccTLDs are, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

These are the first IDN ccTLDs to appear online as a result of the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process which was approved by the ICANN Board at its annual meeting in Seoul, South Korea on 30 October 2009. For more details see the announcement here.”

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