The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is to change its internationalized domain name (IDN) country code top level domain name (ccTLD) fast track process implementation plan.

ICANN has provided a notice of publication for the revised implementation plan, which was settled by the board of directors on December 8th.

Changes are being made to the IDN ccTLD fast track process following stakeholder feedback at the 42nd ICANN public meeting held in Sakar, Senegal.

The amendment is to address specific cases when a requested IDN ccTLD string may be confusingly similar with the two-letter ASCII ccTLD corresponding to the same country or territory.

Countries using IDNs are now able to support websites in non-Latin languages, such as Arabic, Cyrillic and Mandarin.

This work was developed out of the ccNSO Council Resolution from the ICANN meeting in San Francisco in March 2011.

An initial review of the IDN ccTLD fast track process was carried out between October and January 2011, with a summary published back in February.

ICANN approves changes to IDN ccTLD fast track process
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