First non-latin web addresses go live – 06/05/2010

According to the BBC:

Net regulator Icann has switched on a system that allows full web addresses to contain no Latin characters.
Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are the first countries to have so-called “country codes” written in Arabic scripts.

although there is also the warning

…would also not work on all PCs immediately.
“You may see a mangled string of letters and numbers, and perhaps some percent signs or a couple of “xn--“s mixed into the address bar,” said Mr Davies. “Or it may not work at all.”

More info available at ICANN

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