New York attorney Martin Schwimmer, former vice president of ICANN’s Intellectual Property Constituency, discusses with CNN International the organization’s approval of internationalized domain names (IDNs). On October 30, 2009, ICANN approved the use of non-Latin characters in country code top level domains (ccTLDs).
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Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) are domain names represented by local language characters. Such domain names could contain letters or characters from non-ASCII scripts (for example, Arabic or Chinese). Many efforts are ongoing in the Internet community to make domain names available in character sets other than ASCII.
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