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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will discuss key projects and initiatives at a meeting this week, including the internationalisation of the domain name system and a lucrative site-registration practice some object to.
Other topics on the agenda for the meeting, to be held in Sao Paulo, include the group's strategic plan for 2007 to 2009 and next year's operating plan...
...A major focus this week will be on the Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) initiative, a years-long project that aims to revamp the DNS system so that it can support domain names in a broad range of languages and alphabets that can't be represented via the ASCII character set, such as Arabic and Chinese. ICANN will issue a status report on the IDN project and hold a training and a tutorial session.
ICANN Meeting Looks At The World Of The Internet [macworld.co.uk]