Africa: Internet Set for Radical Change

source: allAfrica
The Nation (Nairobi)
Jevans Nyabiage
9 March 2010

The board of the international body that assigns internet addresses will this Friday vote on key strategic policies that will drive the future of internet.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN board meeting in Nairobi is expected to make a decision on whether or not to adopt the new generic Top Level Domains (gTLD).

The gTLD are words at the end of the internet address such as .or, .org, .com that are not associated with any specific country. Under the proposed arrangement, the numbers of the gTLD’s would be increased to 21 to include every word in any language.

The current address system does not accept languages such as Arabic scripts and [continue reading]

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