Multilinguism

Multilinguism / Industry Updates

Update on Verisign's IDN Implementation Plans

In 1996, the majority of end users were based in the U.S.; according to a 2012 Comscore report, the non-English speaking Internet population has grown to 87 percent, with more than 40 percent based in the Asia-Pacific region. more

Zodiac Prepares for Chinese New gTLDs, Announces "Chinese Advisory Services" for New gTLD Applicants

April 02, 2013, Zodiac Holdings Limited ("Zodiac"), the largest Chinese TLD applicant, is pleased to announce that 6 of its new gTLD applications have successfully passed the Initial Evaluation. more

CentralNic Powers First New Top-Level Domains Announced by ICANN

Two Arabic-language Top-Level Domains ("TLDs") applied for by The Ooredoo Group have been approved today by domain name regulator ICANN. more

Invitation to a Seminar on "A New Beginning - Domain Name Market in China"

The domain name market in China is undergoing a major transformation with the anticipation of the launch of the new gTLDs. Zodiac Holdings Limited ("Zodiac") is hosting a seminar on "Domain Name Market in China" during ICANN 46th meeting in Beijing. more

DCA Registry Services Participates in ICANN Africa Strategy Meeting, Addis Ababa

DCA Registry Services and its UK Technical Partner CentralNic participated in the just ended African Multi-stakeholder Internet Governance meeting held at the UNECA Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 6-8 March 2013, where it played a part among other African organizations like African IGF, AfriNIC, AFTLD, ISOC Africa, and the ATU and ITU. more

Industry Veteran Wang Jian Joins Zodiac Holdings Ltd as Chief Operating Officer

With the anticipated ICANN new gTLD Initial Evaluation results, Zodiac Registry Limited the largest Chinese TLD applicant has announced that Industry Veteran Wang Jian has joined Zodiac as COO, and will be focusing on the upcoming launch of Chinese Top Level Domains. more

DotConnectAfrica Participates in ICANN-45 Toronto, Unveils New IBCA Initiative at ICANN Public Forum

DotConnectAfrica Trust, one of the principal applicants for the .Africa new gTLD name string and promoter of the Yes2DotAfrica Campaign, participated in the recently concluded ICANN-45 International Meeting that took place in Toronto, Ontario Canada. more

CentralNic and REG.RU Confirm Strategic Partnership

The support of the leading registrar in the country will enable CentralNic to enter the Russian market and offer clients new possibilities for the registration and use of exclusive third-level domains ending .RU.COM. more

Afilias Participates in Global Test of Multilingual IDN Email

On June 19, 2012, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) conducted the first public multilingual Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) email trials - and Afilias was one of the sponsoring participants. more

PIR Aims to Broaden International Reach With Creation of Cyrillic, Chinese and Devanagari TLDs

As part of its application to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), PIR submitted for the generic top-level domains (gTLDs) that translate "organization," "org" or "structured organization" into Devanagari, Cyrillic and Chinese-simplified scripts. more