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International Domain Name test is live

http://idn.icann.org/

http://العربية.idn.icann.org/
http://简体中文.idn.icann.org/
http://繁體中文.idn.icann.org/
http://ελληνικά.idn.icann.org/
http://हिन्दी.idn.icann.org/
http://日本語.idn.icann.org/
http://한국어.idn.icann.org/
http://فارسی.idn.icann.org/
http://русский.idn.icann.org/
http://தமிழ்.idn.icann.org/
http://ייִדיש.idn.icann.org/



wow ICANN you're a SAINT! you're just giving us these things for FREE! (about time and don't dare to simply transliterate "com" "net" and "org"... how about a bunch of contests and choosing by popular vote, meaningful "suffixes"? whats the difference between a com and an org, I mean come on...)

anyhow I think they're just caving because I've heard that quite a few countries have been setting up their own "internet" in the local language
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