AusRegistry International News

Internationalised Domain Names Set to Take Off with Approval of IDNA 2008 Protocol

August 9th 2010

The body responsible for the development and promotion of Internet Standards (the Internet Engineering Task Force or IETF), has approved IDNA 2008 as the official Internet protocol for Internationalised Domain Names by publishing the Internet Drafts as official RFCs.

This important milestone marks a significant step in the advancement of Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs) and will ensure the Internet continues to become more usable and accessible to non-Latin language communities.

AusRegistry International, a global provider of IDN-enabled Domain Name Registry Services that support the IDNA 2008 protocol, congratulates the IETF on this latest announcement.

"We would like to extend our congratulations to the IETF working group associated with the confirmation of IDNA 2008 protocol as the standard for Internationalised Domains Names. This is indeed a significant achievement and will no doubt play a vital role in dramatically improving accessibility and usability of the Internet for non-Latin language communities across the globe" said Adrian Kinderis, AusRegistry International CEO.

"AusRegistry International has long been a supporter of the Internationalised Domain Name program. We realised the potential of Internationalised Domain Names many years ago and as a consequence took a calculated risk when implementing IDNA 2008 protocol into our Domain Name Registry System before it was finalised. The announcement by the IETF this week has vindicated our decision and now positions our technology at the cutting edge of Domain Name Registry Systems. With IDNA 2008 already active within our Domain Name Registry System, we are now ideally suited to aid in the further expansion of the Internet into the world's non-Latin language communities".

"Further, with the Generic Top Level Domain program (new gTLDs) due for introduction in early 2011, we are certain this decision will substantially increase the number of IDNs seen at the conclusion of the new gTLD application period. This is an extremely positive move for the greater Domain Name industry as we plan for the requirements of generations to come" Mr. Kinderis continued.

AusRegistry International is the appointed Domain Name Registry Services partner for the active امارات. (.emarat) and soon to be launched قطر (.qatar) IDN ccTLDs