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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which manages the Internet's domain-name address system, said on Friday it was on track to allow an expanded number of domain names next year.
ICANN officials, wrapping up a week-long meeting in Puerto Rico, said their goal was to have in place by next year a permanent process to allow for new, generic top-level domain names, as well as to begin "internationalizing" domain names.
ICANN To Introduce New TLDs By Mid 2008
[edited by: engine at 11:29 am (utc) on July 2, 2007]
Let me guess: you're in the USA?
In many countries, domains with foreign characters have been around a lot longer than others ...
Israel, Russia, China, and Egypt -- just to mention a few -- have all had support for domain names with foreign characters since, well, "da thing" started ... going on 30 some years now.