Non-English Domain Name Study

By Deane Barker on November 3, 2003

Timetable for New Domain Names Approved: Domains names in Arabic and Chinese are coming.

“The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, during its regular meeting in the Arabic-speaking Tunisia, called for studies by next September on technical, economic, trademark and other considerations related to new names.

The studies would include whether suffixes in other languages would create any technical problems. If they do not, applications for those, along with additional English suffixes, could come by Dec. 31, 2004, and new domain names could be in use as early as 2005.”