June 5, 2001

ICANN members: Net not ready for 'foreign' languages

Author: JT Smith

IDG: "he Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) board is urging domain name
registries not to rush into systems for assigning non-English Web addresses, until common standards
can be laid down.

The board took up the issue Monday, on the final day of ICANN's quarterly meeting in Stockholm.
Earlier, ICANN's Names Council voted to recommend that registries hold off on their plans until a
meeting of the board's IDN (Internationalized Domain Names) Internal Working Group in August."

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