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Universal Acceptance is the Challenge for the International Internet [Audio]

This week on the Blacknight Podcast we talk to Don Hollander, Secretary General of the Universal Acceptance Steering Group at ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Click on the player below to play the podcast, or download it here: 21:12; 12MB; MP3.   Regular readers and listeners will know that ICANN is the international […]

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Making Sure Domains Work Everywhere

Once upon a time domains were simpler. A domain extension (the bit on the right of the dot) was at most 3 letters long. And the only valid character set for a domain name (either side of the dot) was the standard Latin one without any accents of any kind. So if you were writing […]

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IE domain names could soon have accents

Want a .IE Domain With a Fada?

It’s Friday, so I thought re-using a cat picture was the purrfect choice. Since yesterday it’s possible to register .ie domain names with accents (fadas). It’s something we’ve been talking about for several months over on Fada.ie. So if your company or business name (or idea) is in the Irish language (an gaeilge) you can […]

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Seán vs. sean: Accented characters are important!

Tá Brí le Síntí Fada – Ba Chóir Dóibh a Bheith San Ainm Fearainn .IE

D’fhógair Michele ar an suíomh seo roinnt laethanta ó shin go bhfuil próiséas comhairliúcháin seolta ag IEDR, an clárlann d’ainmneacha fearainn .IE, i dtaobh an athrú polasaí atá beartaithe acu chun síntí fada a cheadú in ainmneacha fearainn. Is cinnte go gcuirfidh Gaeilgeoirí fáilte roimhe seo – ach ba chóir go mbeadh áthas ar gach aon […]

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NamesCon Las Vegas January 2014

Talking IDNs, ccTLDs and ICANN in Vegas

Later this week I’ll be heading off to Las Vegas for the first event of 2014 – NamesCon. It’s the first time that NamesCon is being held and I’m really looking forward to it. Why? Because it’s not one of these “over the top” and “uber expensive” conferences that cost and arm and a leg […]

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Asian IDNs Now Available Under .Co

We’ve mentioned IDNs in the past. Basically an IDN domain name allows you to register using non-ASCII characters. At the simplest level that might be the addition of an accent to a vowel, but if your native language is Arabic, Greek, Chinese, Korean etc., then it’s an entirely different character set. Of course IDN domain […]

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IDN Domains Names Are Go!

Over the past few weeks our technical team have been working on integrating IDN domain names. IDN domains are “internationalised” so with an IDN domain name you can put in the accents like the “fada” in Irish, or the Spanish N (Ñ) directly into the domain name.So, for example, I’ve registered Mícheál.eu, while other members […]

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IDNs Coming To A Domain Near You?

There are several “hot” topics in the domain world at the moment. The introduction of new gTLDs, which I have touched on, is one, while the introduction of IDN (internationalised domain names) is another. For most of this site’s readers IDN isn’t that important. Most of our clients, with some exceptions, are English speakers. Of […]

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