ICANN Expansion Of Domain Names Largest In History

It is aimed at the asian market

 The non-profit internet organisation, ICANN, is looking to enable the largest expansion of the domain name system in history.The organisation is hoping to increase the number of gTLD's from 22 to over one thousand, primarily aimed at Asian markets.Samiran Gupta, ICANNs Head of India, said that the Asian market has been chosen as it will be a “key contributor” to the service, and to the “next one billion users on the internet”.This expansion will also continue steps taken in 2009 that introduced International Domain names, those with characters beyond just the Latin Alphabet, by introducing symbols and letters in Hindi and other languages. IDNs already existing in Arabic and Chinese.It is expected that the change will encourage people across India and other non-English speaking communities to “spearhead further development”.

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