Creative IDN Opportunities

From: Suzanne M. Topping (
Date: Thu Jun 20 2002 - 14:13:00 EDT

Couldn't help but cringe at the last line of this press release.

Can anyone give me a quick update on the status of IDN standards work?
It's been a while since I checked it out...

WEB Addresses Take On New Look As Multilingual & Symbol-Based Capability

Neteka Inc. today announced it's International Domain Name Server (DNS)
has gone live on the dot.BZ Registry, extending the Internet's accepted
character set for Uniform Resource Locator (URL) addresses from English
letters and numbers, to the thousands of symbols and letters of the
world's many alphabets. Web addresses supporting the world's languages
give the non-English Internet community a chance to break free from the
confines of the English alphabet. In addition, the expanded character
set gives rise to untapped creative opportunities to combine symbols and
letters for unique Web addresses.

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