CIANN Announces First IDN ccTLD in Three Languages | .Bharat Coming Soon

By Shekhar Sahu on

07 May, 2010  at 5:27 AM

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First IDN ccTLD Domains are Available in three countries | CIANN

First IDN ccTLDs are available | CIANN | .bharat domains to come soon image
Internet revolutionary IDN [Internationalized Domain Names], which represent the regional characters and name for a domain has begun. IDN was approved by the ICANN [Internet Corporations for Assigned Names and Numbers] Board at its annual meeting in Seoul, South Korea on 30 October 2009. We covered this on our post ".bharat IDE domain names". The domains will be in non Latin regional language characters.

Yesterday ICANN introduced the first IDN ccTLD [country code Top Level Domain] for three countries. In other batch (Fast Track Process) .bharat will be available soon. The domains have been inserted in the DNS root zone yesterday.



The Countries to First Get the IDN ccTLD are:
Egypt: مصر (Egypt)
Saudi Arabia: السعودية (AlSaudiah)
United Arab Emirates: امارات (Emarat)
 The words in bracket represent the pronunciation of domain. The domains will have endings of امارات ,السعودية ,مصر.
 
A total of 9 languages have reached at this stage, this includes Chinese, Arabic, Sinhalese, Tamil, and Thai. And about 8 languages are in evaluation process to pass the String evaluation criteria.


 I feel that websites will shrink to low traffic and only available for local people. Since People can't understand these TLDs and type it. However it will avoid domination of Latin/Roman character over the Internet to just prove internet is of all and made for all.

I wrote about Google Transliteration IME [Input Method Editor] which can help you to write in any of your regional language with your existing roman/en-us keyboard. You don't even have to have  any typing knowledge in that language. This is to notice that Google's IME was launched just after the announcement of IDN ccTLD by CIANN in October 2009. Google had understood very well that people lack in the typing skill, and if IDN opens. There might be a big problem. So Google turned it's online transliteration into offline transliteration IME.


Do you think IDN ccTLD will change the way we use Internet to interact with people around globe as a family?
 Shekhar Sahu

7 comments for this post

You are right Shekhar, this type of domain will get very low traffic and people will find hard to type it even they are from that region. For example I will find typing hard on Hindi, Tamil or any other Indian language and I really love to type domain in English.

Posted on May 7, 2010 at 7:44 AM  

Thanks , for sharing the info . I think we all all to have to wait and watch the impact regarding the traffic.

Posted on May 7, 2010 at 8:53 AM  

Most probably I wont be able to visit sites ending with these extensions, cause I wont be able to type in their languages

Posted on May 7, 2010 at 5:26 PM  

@all
It can have only one solution, If two versions of the ccTLD are introduced-
One in native language,
Another in roman.

Posted on May 8, 2010 at 5:19 AM  

hi all,
we are going to lanuch our registry software in www.internet2tlds.com
we launch this website by december mid 2010 then you can able to buy domains under .bharat

any enquires contact
email: desiecall@gmail.com

Posted on September 10, 2010 at 11:46 AM  

hi all,
we are going to lanuch our registry software in www.internet2tlds.com
we launch this website by december mid 2010 then you can able to buy domains under .bharat

any enquires contact
email: desiecall@gmail.com

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 3:35 PM  

Most probably I wont be able to visit sites ending with these extensions, cause I wont be able to type in their languages

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 3:35 PM  
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