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After long battle, first Bulgarian IDN domain goes live

Bulgarians finally have the ability to register domain names in their native Cyrillic script, after years of fighting with ICANN. The domain Имена.бг, which translates as “names.bg” went live on the internet this week, according to local reports. Bulgaria was one of the first countries to ask for a internationalized domain name version of its […]

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Bulgaria looking for an IDN registry operator

The Bulgarian government is looking for a company to run the registry for its recently awarded .бг internationalized domain name. .бг is the Cyrillic equivalent of .bg, the nation’s existing ccTLD. After a tortuous battle through ICANN’s IDN ccTLD Fast Track process — where it was repeatedly rejected for looking too much like Brazil’s .br […]

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EU IDN not banned after all

The European Union request for the Greek-script ccTLD .ευ has not been thrown out, according to ICANN. Last week DI reported that .ευ was the only one of three IDN ccTLD requests — the other two being Bulgaria’s .бг and Greece’s .ελ — to fail a test for confusing similarity on appeal. .ευ was found […]

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Bulgaria and Greece win IDN ccTLDs on appeal

Campaigns in Bulgaria and Greece to get ICANN to un-reject their Cyrillic and Greek-script ccTLD requests have proven successful. The first decisions handed down by ICANN’s new Extended Process Similarity Review Panel this week said Bulgaria’s .бг and Greece’s .ελ are not “confusingly similar” to other ccTLDs after all. However, a third appeal by the […]

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Iraq to get IDN ccTLD

Iraq was this week granted the right to use a new Arabic-script country-code top-level domain. ICANN said the war-torn nation’s request for عراق., which is Arabic for “Iraq”, has passed the String Evaluation phase of the IDN ccTLD Fast Track program. Like .iq, the registry will be the government’s Communications and Media Commission. Once delegated, […]

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dotShabaka Diary — Day 15, Iran and Name Collisions

The fifteenth installment of dotShabaka Registry’s journal, charting its progress towards becoming one of the first new gTLDs to go live, written by general manager Yasmin Omer. Thursday 3 October 2013 At a time when ICANN has hit the ‘pause’ button on the new gTLD program in order to assess the impact of “name collisions” […]

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