ICANN has approved the first internationalized top-level domain names for Egypt, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
These domains are scheduled to go live in mid-2010 and will allow the usage of non-Latin character sets to access information from sites using those domains.
These four IDNs are the first of many non-Latin domain names that are expected to be approved. In fact, ICANN has already received sixteen applications in eight languages.
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