Today marks a day that many of us have been waiting for. The first non-latin cctlds (country code top level domains) have been added to the root. ICANN announced today that "The three new top-level domains are السعودية. (“Al-Saudiah”), امارات.
( “Emarat”) and مصر. (“Misr”)." These are arabic script cctlds, and they will be available for registration shortly. Many who have invested in IDN.com and IDN.net are celebrating today because soon, Verisign will be promoting .com and .net into transliterated/tranlated scripts. This is a huge step in fully internationalizing the internet, and it's been a long time coming. To read the news from ICANN today, go to here
Here is an interesting video from a few days ago
Russia is expected to get their IDN cctld in a week or so.
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