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Katharina Otulak

Cyrillic Domain Names Become Operational On The Internet - 0 views

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    The first domain names using the Cyrillic script are now available after Russia was assigned a new Cyrillic domain by ICANN. Ealier that month Arabic script was introduced in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

    ICANN regards the new native-script domain names as a tool to make the web more global but critics fear that Russian authorities could be encouraged to follow China's example and introduce Internet censorship.
Bujuanes Livermore

ICANN introduces the first four IDN ccTLDs - 0 views

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    It will be considered as a technical achievement in the history of the internet: the introduction of non-latin top level domain names. To date United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Russian Federation, and Egypt will now be able to view a complete domain name in arabic script.

    Western society probably failed to consider, until recently, the limiting effect of the internet's architecture for speakers of non-latin derived languages. In the same way technically disconnected rural communities form part of the digital divide, so to do inhabitants of countries that had no education in latin based languages.

    How does a browser support arabic script? The brower itself must support both the character sets of the language. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari all support arabic script.
Bujuanes Livermore

Cryptography Legend Whit Diffie Joins the ICANN Team - 0 views

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    The internet community has long been waiting for ICANN to deal with the evolving DNS issues inherent in the decentralised system. The appointment of Whit Diffie as Vice President for Information Security and Cryptography at ICANN should bode well amidst the criticisms of ICANN not doing enough in responding to domain name security hacks and attacks.

    The Canadian Press has said "While ICANN does not run many of these domain name servers directly, it can press for the use of a security protocol that is meant to verify that the directory information is authentic. The technology uses mathematical techniques similar to encryption.".
Sandra Rivera

First non-Latin domain name goes live, trips out browsers -- Engadget - 0 views

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    ICANN allowed last year the use of characters different from latin for URLs, but only this week the first URL with arabic characters was published.
Javier Velandia

Worldwide web goes truly global with Arabic urls - 0 views

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    Following on from ICANN's approval 6 months ago to start using non-Latin scripts for domain names, Egypst has introduced .misr (the Arabic name for Egypt). Depending on the browser and language packs installed, if a user mouses over a .misr link on a web page, they may see this in Arabic script.

    Will be interesting to see how this and forthcoming addtional non-Latin domain names impact on the language barrier aspect of the digital divide.

    Saudi Arabia and UAE have also set up their own new domain names - ".Al-Saudiah" and ".Emarat".
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    Six Months after the ICANN, approved the use of non-Latin domain names, Egypt launched "Misr" domain (the Arabic name for Egypt). A new perspective of Internet in the Arabic world.
Bujuanes Livermore

Canon first in queue for its own top level domain purchase - 1 views

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    With ICANN's decision to add new categories of names to top level domain names, organisations are already embarking on the process to register their brand. Regsitering a name won't come cheap though. Yet another example of the internet well and truly being commodified, Canon will pay $185,000 for the privilege. Perhaps the media attention in being first will be worth the outlay.
Andra Keay

Sex industry fears .xxx porn 'ghetto' - 0 views

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    "When ICANN last considered ".xxx," board members also expressed worries that the suffix would leave the agency in the business of regulating content, or the type of material that would find itself there."

    Aside from all the ways, this is unworkable and unlikely to bring the results anticipated, let's not make ICANN or TLD administrators responsible for regulating anything... else.
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    "When ICANN last considered ".xxx," board members also expressed worries that the suffix would leave the agency in the business of regulating content, or the type of material that would find itself there."

    Aside from all the ways, this is unworkable and unlikely to bring the results anticipated, let's not make ICANN or TLD administrators responsible for regulating anything... else.
Amit Kelkar

Maria Farrell Blog | Internet Policy, communications & community building - 1 views

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    Blog which keeps track of, amongst other issues,ICANN and domain name related topics. A good blog roll as well. 
Rachael Bolton

Porn internet domain name 'dot.xxx' plan revived - 2 views

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    A plan to create an internet domain specifically for adult websites will be resurrected three years after it was rejected by internet regulators.

    The net's governing body ICANN will reconsider the .xxx scheme on 12 March.
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