Old but i never saw it mentioned before.
Launched November 2000
+ Over 1M names registered in first six months
Renewal rates currently comparable to ASCII rates
+ Initial renewal rates lower due to resolution issues
+ Client Side resolution required
– 23M plug-ins downloaded
– Need strong content for downloads to stick
– Application development has been key to adoption
Registration base is growing
+ First significant growth in name base since spring of ’04.
+ Driven by available IDN enabled products and…
Secondary market is beginning to attract attention
+ Korean market beginning to use IDNs for online advertising
IE 7.0 will have IDNA abilities
If you are really bored:
"Probably like some others in the WG, I've been lying awake
> nights trying to figure out a way forward in this situation.
> In the last few days, I've had the opportunity to talk with
> several people who operate, or are close to, registries who
> operate in parts of the world where they see IDNs as really
> critical. They want three things, not necessarily in this
> order and sometimes stated in other ways:"
In Addition, IETF Stockholm starts today and are intending to finalize the IDN tables.