July 1st news, the Internet is the key regulators in accordance with the plan before the beginning of this year in November for all foreign language characters written in the Internet address test. However, it may take a year or two to develop a new method for determining which foreign language character to use as an address.
reports that outside the United States, individuals and businesses have long demanded the use of non English scripts. They found that the 37 characters (26 letters, 0 to 9 English figures and lines) of the domain name is too limited.
part of the Internet address using foreign language characters can sometimes be. However, the address suffix ".Com" part of the English language users also need to enter English characters.
ICANN chairman Vint Cerf said the "live" test later this year was designed to ensure that browsers, e-mail programs, and other applications are well compatible with foreign language characters.
Cerf in the ICANN conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico ended Friday said, we have performed the test in the laboratory. We are confident that we will not have any problems with the infrastructure. But you won’t really know until you use it in the real world.
so engineers plan to send meaningless strings to the Internet domain name directory. If a problem occurs, these strings can be deleted immediately. However, even if they succeed, there is still much work to be done to formulate the policy.
officials have to solve the China ".Cn" operators should automatically use the Chinese version of ".Com", and when the competition (such as the Taiwan area ".Tw" or a Private Companies) requires the use of Chinese name possible problems.
‘I don’t think anything will happen until the first quarter of 2008 or the first half of the year,’
ICANN CEO Paul Twomey said that the development of comprehensive rules may take 18 months to 2 years, although the temporary policy may be faster.
Twomey also said that ICANN is ready to approve some additional English domain names before the middle of 2008, if it can meet the target of the final approval process before the beginning of next year.