It’s not the G word, but the ‘D’ word, i.e. domain that is witnessing the biggest change since Internet was created.
Internet will go beyond the Latin characters (i.e. A-Z) and ICANN, the international non-profit organization and responsible for the global coordination of the Internet’s system of unique identifiers like domain names has announced the coming of non-latin words to domain names.
ICANN has approved the Internationalized Domain Name Fast Track Process, which launches on November 16th. The IDN, i.e. “Internationalized Domain Names” will allow nations and territories to apply for Internet extensions reflecting their name – and made up of characters from their national language. If the applications meet criteria that includes government and community support and a stability evaluation, the applicants will be approved to start accepting registrations.
A welcome move and reflection of that fact that Internet has gone beyond the English speaking countries and netizens!