ICANN announces development of ccTLDs

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced its plans to fast track the development of country-coded top level domains (ccTLDs) and local language scripting at the Internet Governance Forum in Rio de Janeiro yesterday. ICANN, the worldwide not-for-profit organisation that regulates the Internet's domain name system (DNS) has launched its campaign […]

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced its plans to fast track the development of country-coded top level domains (ccTLDs) and local language scripting at the Internet Governance Forum in Rio de Janeiro yesterday.

ICANN, the worldwide not-for-profit organisation that regulates the Internet's domain name system (DNS) has launched its campaign to provide internationalised ccTLDs -- those that don't use Latin characters -- as soon as possible with the help of the country-code Names Supporting Organisation (ccNSO).

"A lot of hard work has been done on IDNs (Internationalised Domain Names) -- and there is a technical evaluation of their impact on the root zone going on as we speak," said Chris Disspain, ccNSO chairman in a statement.

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