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Old 21st April 2006, 07:29 PM
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Additional IDN Extensions

Hi,

Just a thought...

Why would they do i.e idn.ru if Cyrillic characters are not only used in Russia or idn.fr as french isn't only in France etc... do you guys think it might help prevent these new extension to come out anytime? from the other hand new extensions=$ to registrars...

on a different matter..if interests anyone

VoIP firm Skype has admitted that its Chinese partner filters instant messages sent using its software to comply with local censorship laws. Tom Online, Skype's joint venture partner in China, has "implemented a text filter, which is what everyone else in that market is doing. Those are the regulations", Skype chief executive Niklas Zennstrom told the Financial Times.

The technology blocks messages containing phrases such as "Falun Gong" and "Dalai Lama" to satisfy local laws. China, along with the US and Germany, are the three biggest markets for Skype in terms of active users of its free internet telephony service, so it's not entirely surprising that the eBay subsidiary has taken the same stance as Google and other US high tech firms in kowtowing to Beijing's demands.

From: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/04...ensorship_row/
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Old 21st April 2006, 08:21 PM
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Re: Additional IDN Extensions

My opinion:

.ru will be powerful regardless of when it comes out. (i.e. 1 year or 5 years)

The question is will there be enough time for .com/.net to become popular
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.Ru will be strong whether or not .Com has a chance to establish itself. The same with strong extensions like .il and .gr.
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