Friday, October 30, 2009

Born in the US - the web language will soon become global

Web is going through significant changes: soon enough web users will be able to use their own language characters, which so far were strictly Latin.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) has announced the major technological shift during its board meeting in Seoul, South Korea (acc. to BBC).

It seems that the new web shape will become attractive to millions of potential new users, who will be able to register domain names in multiple-language scripts, which means that apart from the common domain names as : .com, .gov,, .net, the web shift will firstly apply to the so-called "lesser-used group of domains /the country codes" as: .uk, .nl, .cn, .kr, etc.

So, even though the web democratisation releases its main standard - the one based on a single, universally recognized script - will it create more opportunities for local enclosures or perhaps new online scams?

Here's Google and Icann view on this major shift:

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