Russian Fed wants multilingual ccTLD
Date: Thursday June 12 2008, @06:24AM
Topic: Country-Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs)

Guy Faulconbridge of The Washington Post reports:

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called for Russia to be assigned an Internet domain name in the Cyrillic script on Wednesday as part of a Kremlin drive to promote Russian as a global language. [...] "We must do everything we can to make sure that we achieve in the future a Cyrillic Internet domain name—it is a pretty serious thing," Medvedev told the International Congress of Russian Press in Moscow. "It is a symbol of the importance of the Russian language and Cyrillic and it is not a bad sphere of cooperation. And I think we have a rather high chance of achieving such a decision in the Internet world." [...] Industry experts say Russia wants its domain name to be .rf—for Russian Federation—but written in the Cyrillic script.
Nothing .nu under the sun. Well, that's not true: when Toys '[backwards R]' Us goes to the mat with 'multilingual' phishermen from the ex-East, it could be a bit more exciting than etoy v. Etoys—which was pretty good.

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