Monday, November 2, 2009

Today's Fly Or Die Commerce Report

The internet is about to go through a transformation that The BBC says has been described as: "the biggest change to the way the internet works since it was created 40 years ago." The change is expected to narrow language barriers amongst internet users.

Internet domain names in languages such as Arabic, Chinese, and Russian will soon be implemented (likely by next year). The plan for the use of "non-Latin script" in website addresses was approved by The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) in 2008. However, since the approval, the system has been going through testing.

The BBC states that the objective of the new domain name systems is "to create a universal internet address code that will work in any language and every place so all the world's computers can connect with each other."

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