[news release] ICANN announced that domain .ÐºÐ°Ð· had been approved and delegated to the Kazakhstan Association of IT companies. According to ICANN, the new internationalized top-level domain name is of some interest to the global Internet community. The Kazakhstan Association of IT companies has not yet announced terms and conditions of domain names registration in the new domain.
âThe Cyrillic script is one of the most popular alphabets on the Internet and the debut of yet another domain that uses the Cyrillic script is crucial for the development of the Web as a whole, – said Andey Kolesnikov, the CCâs CEO. â Hopefully, the positive record of the registry for domain .ÑÑ will help the Kazakhstan Association of IT companies launch their Cyrillic domainâ.
Presently there are slightly less than 30 countries in the world which have been delegated internationalized top-level domains. The Arabic, Cyrillic, Chinese and Tamil scripts are the most popular script variants in the existing IDNs. It should be noted that strings by applicant nations submitted for the ICANNâs approval do not always successfully pass the test. For example, domains . ÎµÎ» (Greece) and .Ð±Ð³ (Bulgaria) were rejected because the ICANN commission considered these variants similar to already existing or reserved domain names.
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