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IDN

(Internationalized Domain Name) A .com or .net domain name that is represented in non-English characters and symbols, with .com and .net appended at the end in English letters. IDN names are encoded in Unicode and display in their native language such as Chinese, Japanese or Korean. When entered into a Web browser or other application for name resolution by the DNS system, the Unicode is converted into ASCII Compatible Encoding (ACE), also known as "Punycode." The Punycode is an ASCII representation of the Unicode characters and symbols. See Unicode.
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The internationalized domain names are domain names represented by local language characters.
Initially, it will allow internationalized domain names (IDNs) using scripts such as Chinese, Korean or Arabic for the country code designators at the end of an address name.Aa
Edited by Zeid Nasser New generic top-level domain names planned New generic top-level domain names planned In a move that will change the World Wide Web as we know it, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has plans to extend top-level domain names and approved the introduction of Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) written in Arabic and Chinese scripts.
ICANN plans to work with key players such as the Middle East and China regarding the Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) that will provide members of the global community with access to internet domain names in their own languages.
The main highlights of the Assembly included the creation of a new study group on next-generation networks, the adoption of new resolutions on Internet-related issues (ENUM, spam, internationalized domain names), the adoption of a resolution on cybersecurity, and a request for a study on the economic effect of call-back and other similar calling practices in developing countries.
In order to aid increasing worldwide Internet use, ICANN recently approved internationalized domain names, or IDNs.
The biggest threat to 3721 comes from the emerging internationalized domain name (IDN) standard, which describes a method for applications to convert Unicode into ASCII before making DNS requests.
VeriSigu of the US announced at the beginning of this year that its Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) service is functional, meaning that you can now write and register domain names with .com, .net, or .org extensions in characters and symbols from over 350 languages, including Japanese.
The company also announced that over the period of time, the Made in India, DataMail service supporting IDN (Internationalized Domain Name) service in 22 languages would be available for download from any Android or iOS system.

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