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[announce] Internationalized Domain Name Program Adds Two Languages

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Internationalized Domain Name Program Adds Two Languages Thai, Urdu
wikis added for users to share experiences, insights

5 June 2008

MARINA DEL REY, Calif.: Thai and Urdu are the newest languages available
on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers wikipages set
up for the global testing of Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs).

"Each new language made available means more users from around the world
will be more naturally able to share their experiences as we test the
technical impact of IDNs," said Tina Dam, Director of ICANNâs IDN
Program. "The wikipages are also a great tool for people to learn â in
their own language â about the work being done to make close to 100,000
characters from the languages of the world available for top level
Internet addresses."

ICANN launched the wiki pages with the domain name "example.test" last
October in the 11 languages â Arabic, Persian, Chinese (simplified and
traditional), Russian, Hindi, Greek, Korean, Yiddish, Japanese and
Tamil. Since then, Hebrew and Amharic have been added.

The wikis allow Internet users to establish their own subpages with
their own names in their own language â one suggestion is:

Thai is internationalized on the fourth level and can be accessed via
the following links:

(These links are also available at:

http://ààà.idn.icann.org ( http://xn--o3cw4h.idn.icann.org )



Urdu uses the same script as Persian and can therefore also be accessed
through the Persian .test TLD.

http://ÙÙÙÙÛ.ØØÙØÛØÛ;  ( http://xn--mgbqf7g.idn.icann.org )

http://xn--hhbbbh02d.xn--hgbk6aj7f53bba (http://xn--mgbqf7g.idn.icann.org )

http://ØØØÙ.idn.icann.org ( http://xn--mgbqf7g.idn.icann.org )



More information, as well as links to all of the wikis, is available at

Glen de Saint GÃry
GNSO Secretariat - ICANN

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