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Old 31st May 2011, 09:19 AM
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EURid and UNESCO assess IDN uptake

In the report “Internationalised Domain Names – State of play”, 82% of TLD registries surveyed considered the addition of email support to be the single change that would improve the uptake of domain names in non-Latin based scripts. Despite IDNs being available for over ten years, user experience, browser support and domain name registration practices were also cited as barriers that limit multilingualism on the Internet.

http://www.cisionwire.com/eu-and-eur...ptake,g9128973
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In the report “Internationalised Domain Names – State of play”, 82% of TLD registries surveyed considered the addition of email support to be the single change that would improve the uptake of domain names in non-Latin based scripts. Despite IDNs being available for over ten years, user experience, browser support and domain name registration practices were also cited as barriers that limit multilingualism on the Internet.

http://www.cisionwire.com/eu-and-eur...ptake,g9128973
Nice find, and I'm sure the results are reasonably valid for the European Union.

However, outside that block, what people are waiting for most is putting the .com in their own language. You could put .EU in any script and nobody would really care. Its battling .ASIA on that score.
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AW: EURid and UNESCO assess IDN uptake

Great News!
Have a lot of IDN.eu Domains
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Re: EURid and UNESCO assess IDN uptake

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82% of TLD registries surveyed considered the addition of email support to be the single change that would improve the uptake of domain names in non-Latin based scripts
They actually needed to survey people to find out whether or not IDN needs email?

As they stand right now, non-Latin IDN are 1/3 a domain name.
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Re: EURid and UNESCO assess IDN uptake

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EURid submitted an application to ICANN to open registration for the Cyrillic and Greek
versions of the .eu TLD on 5 May 2010. Its application was based on submissions to the
Commission from Cyprus, Greece and Bulgaria of their preferred versions of the .eu suffix
(.ευ in Greek and .ею in Cyrillic respectively).

ICANN acknowledged the fulfilment of the first two criteria (community support and
meaningfulness) at the meeting in Singapore and confirmed in a letter to the Commission. The
third stage of ICANN's review — review of the requested strings for ‘confusability’- is still
pending.
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/...616:FIN:EN:PDF

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Re: EURid and UNESCO assess IDN uptake

Weird that they went with ευ - as this is NOT really the abbreviation for European Union in Greek. It is εε - Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση.
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Weird that they went with ευ - as this is NOT really the abbreviation for European Union in Greek. It is εε - Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση.
neither is .ею

but in the case of .ευ, is it not a visual conflict with the latin .eu?
-It must not be similar in appearance to any existing TLDs.
-It must not be similar in appearance to any combination of two ascii letters

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Re: EURid and UNESCO assess IDN uptake

To do it fairly, they would need .εε (Greek), .ес (Cyrillic), .el (Latin), .es (Latin), .ue (Latin) and probably .tae (Latin) as well.

Union européenne (French) = .ue (Latin)
Unione europea (Italian) = .ue (Latin)

Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση (Greek) = .εε (Greek)

Европейски съюз (Bulgarian) = .ес (Cyrillic)

Euroopa Liit (Estonian) = .el (Latin)

Eiropas Savienība (Latvian) = .es (Latin)
Europos Sąjunga (Lithuanian) = .es (Latin)

An tAontas Eorpach (Irish) = .tae (Latin)

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Re: EURid and UNESCO assess IDN uptake

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To do it fairly, they would need .εε (Greek),
to similar to .ee (Estonia)
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neither is .ею

but in the case of .ευ, is it not a visual conflict with the latin .eu?
Shouldn't be confusing if they point to the same site actually.

But ICANN's "confusingly similar" rule is pretty confusing.
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to similar to .ee (Estonia)
ευ is to eu as εε is to ee.

a) 50% as similar.
b) 150% as similar.
c) 200% as similar.
d) not similar.
e) all of the above.

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ευ is to eu as εε is to ee.
need to consider the capital form.
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Re: EURid and UNESCO assess IDN uptake

Similar or not, ευ and ею are not conforming to the principle of equal linguistic rights under European law.

The lack of Latin .es .el .ue and .tae are also evidence of this violation of the principles of language rights.

Perhaps the solution to the conflict with existing European member states' .ccTLDs is to remove them as part of the process of European integration. Now that the European Union exists, these ccTLDs have no reason to be.

The existence of such ccTLDs is similar to the internal border controls that were eliminated quite some time ago in the European Union.

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Similar or not, ευ and ею are not conforming to the principle of equal linguistic rights under European law.

The lack of Latin .es .el .ue and .tae are also evidence of this violation of the principles of language rights.

Perhaps the solution to the conflict with existing European member states' .ccTLDs is to remove them as part of the process of European integration. Now that the European Union exists, these ccTLDs have no reason to be.

The existence of such ccTLDs is similar to the internal border controls that were eliminated quite some time ago in the European Union.
Are you hinting on that they should just learn European?
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AW: EURid and UNESCO assess IDN uptake

Internationalised Domain Names key to multilingualism online

http://www.eurid.eu/en/content/inter...gualism-online
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