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This is a bad day for the English language, after ICANN approved non-Latin characters for use in Internet domain names. Having invented the Internet--40 years ago yesterday--the U.S. has given away whatever advantage it offers English-speakers.
This was bound to happen after the U.S. recently recanted on its "ownership" of the Internet in a new agreement with ICANN, the Internet's primary governing body.
Originally posted by KATSUO
its all about money man..
now think of how many more domains they will sell this year alone
and at 10 dollars a pop..
Originally posted by tribewilder
This is very bad news indeed as you have stated, you won't know what link you are "clicking" or where you are going.
I don't know how the companies that monitor phishing sites will be able to keep up if many legitimate sites start using these characters.
A sad day for the internet indeed.
Originally posted by m0r1arty
If URLs can now be composed of any character from any language then how will we know what is truly safe and what isn't.
The internet URL is now to be opened up to non Latin characters.
my city url is www.ylojarvi.fi and it should be www.ylöjärvi.fi.
If you have issues with clicking on problematic links then the problem is between the keyboard and the chair.
Originally posted by LordBucket
reply to post by PsykoOps
What do you expect people to do when the characters in a URL are two byte sequences, one of which is an invisible, untypeable character?