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Testing the waters

ICANN’s announcement that it will begin testing top level domain names in non-Latin alphabets tops several newspapers.  Beginning Monday, 11 internationalized domain name tests will be conducted to determine whether domains written entirely in foreign scripts can work without crashing the internet.  While the technology to test multilingual domains has existed for 10 years, only foreign text to the left of the dot has been tested.  This experiment will test foreign text on both sides of the do, such as “Korean text” dot “Korean text”.