In a highly anticipated move, ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has finally announced support for non-latin characters in domain names.

In a highly anticipated move, ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has finally announced support for non-latin characters in domain names. Beginning in 2010, the first batch of new domain names and web addresses will be popping up online. Though largely acknowledged as a great democratiser, until this change the world wide web has largely (and quite unfairly) been skewed towards its western counterparts. With the wider diversification, we’ll be curious to see if this opens the door for the next great internet land grab.

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