Now get your Domain names in your own or any language characters. We all know that domain names are written and approved internationally in English language only since the beginning of mankind on this earth. But now ICANN has taken a historic decision. Read on.
ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is finalizing the last set of rules that will allow Internet addresses to be written in characters not belonging to the Roman alphabet. So, soon we will see domains written in Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, Cyrillic characters and probably in Hindi (Indian Language) too. And probably after that we will see something like screenshots.
The proposal was past last year, the final plans were approved this Friday, on the 30th of October and the first applications will be accepted from the 16th of November.
Domain written in Below screenshot is in Hindi (Indian Language), Try yours
Here is the official note
"The coming introduction of non-Latin characters represents the biggest technical change to the Internet since it was created four decades ago," said ICANN chairman Peter Dengate Thrush. "Right now Internet address endings are limited to Latin characters – A to Z. But the Fast Track Process is the first step in bringing the 100,000 characters of the languages of the world online for domain names."
The chairman of ICANN explained that out of the 1.6 billion Internet users around the world, more than half uses language with characters not related to the Roman alphabet.
Few countries such as China and Thailand, had already introduced "schemes" that allow users to enter the web addresses into their own languages, but these manoeuvres have not been approved internationally and do not necessarily work on all computers. I wonder now what will be the future of Domain names !! I mean it will be more difficult to remember such domain names that are not in our language and not even in known text characters. Lets see.
Read more details at ICANN