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IDN's and ICANN's new ceo - NY Times

The organization’s Governmental Advisory Committee, which has representatives from more than 80 countries, has been trying to broaden its membership. China, for instance, recently agreed to rejoin the committee after a five-year absence, Mr. Beckstrom said.

Now he is trying to woo another big holdout, Russia. Mr. Beckstrom said he hoped that a plan to allow Internet domain names to be rendered in Cyrillic, set to begin next year, would help.

The move to embrace Cyrillic addresses, along with other scripts like Arabic and Chinese, is part of a broader drive by Icann to open up the domain naming system, an initiative that also has its critics.

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Re: IDN's and ICANN's new ceo - NY Times

Did you hear the one about Mr Beckstrom owning a domain with fake WHOIS data?

That was pretty funny.
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Re: IDN's and ICANN's new ceo - NY Times

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Did you hear the one about Mr Beckstrom owning a domain with fake WHOIS data?

That was pretty funny.
Yeah, he corrected it after that post...

Check out the whois for Tina Dam .com :o
She probably forgot to change it...
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Re: IDN's and ICANN's new ceo - NY Times

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Yeah, he corrected it after that post...

Check out the whois for Tina Dam .com :o
She probably forgot to change it...
either Tina has moved in with you or she has wrong whois too. When she has finished your housework, can you ask her to fix it
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Re: IDN's and ICANN's new ceo - NY Times

:D http://www.circleid.com/posts/200907...d_free_speech/

This woman is on it: Rebecca MacKinnon

"That means it will be possible for people to set up TLD registries in any language or script—including Chinese, Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Thai, Bangla, you name it. A concrete example: after some people (yet to be determined: more about that later) have set up some IDN gTLD registries in various non-English scripts, the citizen media community I co-founded, Global Voices, will be able to set up a range of domain names in those scripts for our "Lingua" websites in a range of different languages. In Chinese it might be: 全球之声.组织 ...and so forth.

For the first time, web addresses will be truly multilingual. This represents a huge step forward toward realizing the dream of a truly multicultural, multilingual Internet that is fully accessible to people all around the world. The next several hundred million Internet users on the planet will not be English speakers, and many won't have any education in languages that use anything resembling the Latin alphabet. The next hundred million people who will join the Internet are going to be largely from developing nations, will be increasingly rural, and are going to have much lower levels of education—meaning they're a lot less likely to be the kind of educated elites who are going to feel comfortable typing English-language URL's into browsers. "
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