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domainguru 8th August 2006 07:21 PM

European Athletics Champs Demonstrates Clear Need For IDNs
 
The European Athletic Championships are currently taking part in Göteborg, Sweden.

On the athletes' vests and the on-screen graphics, and doubtless in all printed media, it correctly says "Göteborg". But in the arena, an advertising board promotes the domain name:

Goteborg.com

The domain name being used is just plain "wrong". If the correct city name can be used everywhere else, then the domain name should be correct as well. And if M$oft hadn't messed up so monumentally, it would have been.

(Yes I know - another case of preaching to the converted - but another good example to show "ASCII doubters" of why the world needs IDNs).

Rubber Duck 8th August 2006 09:14 PM

Re: European Athletics Champs Demonstrates Clear Need For IDNs
 
[QUOTE=domainguru]
The domain name being used is just plain "wrong". If the correct city name can be used everywhere else, then the domain name should be correct as well. And if M$oft hadn't messed up so monumentally, it would have been.
QUOTE]

In my view Bill Gates has done more damage to Developing Countries by refusing to put out a IDN enabled browser than he will ever be able to balance out with his acts of charity. It has undermined development and that lost development has cost lives. Lots of them!


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