Russians Wary of Cyrillic Web Domains : The Russian government is upset that domain names are in Latin characters only.
The Russian government, as a result, is taking the lead in a landmark shift occurring around the world to allow domain names in languages with non-Latin alphabets.
Not everyone wants a change, mainly because they fear the ability of the Russian government to segregate them based on domain name:
[…] computer users are worried that Cyrillic domains will give rise to a hermetic Russian Web, a sort of cyberghetto, and that the push for Cyrillic amounts to a plot by the security services to restrict access to the Internet.
Is it odd that the DNS system is Latin only? My Euro-centrism has prevented me from ever thinking about it, I guess.