March 27, 2003

Domain names set to go multilingual

Internet domain names in languages other than English should be available within the next few weeks or months, the
chairman of the Internets key oversight body said Wednesday. Vincent G. Cerf said the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN,
would likely approve technical standards Thursday. The standards allow the worlds computers built around English to recognize Chinese, Arabic and
other languages.


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