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Iran's Top-Level Domain Approved by ICANN, That is .IRAN in Non-Latin

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced today its approval of non-Latin string evaluation of Iran. This approval will allow the availability of Iran's top-level domain in its own native language, Persian, also known as Farsi (that is, the domain name .IRAN, in non-Latin characters).

According to ICANN, there are currently 33 requests for Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) country code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs) representing 22 languages out of which 18 countries/territories have so far been approved. Other countries that have also successfully passed this string evaluation by ICANN include: India, Republic of Korea, Syrian Arab Republic and Singapore.

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"Persian" is the correct name of the language. Behnam Esfahbod  –  Oct 15, 2010 3:23 PM PST

"Farsi" is not the correct name for the language.  Please consider using "Persian" in the future.

RE: "Persian" is the correct name of the language Admin  –  Oct 15, 2010 3:33 PM PST

Post updated. Thank you.

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