Foreign Language Web Domain Names Go Live
A historic decision makes the web more accessible to non-English speakers.
Thanks to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) recently enabled non-latin characters to be used in web addresses. Governmental ministries in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates were the first to be approved for their Internationalized Domain Names written in Arabic script. We can surely expect other language scripts, such as Chinese, Russian, and Hebrew, to take off in the near future as their requested codes get approved and eventually trickle down to website owners living in those countries.