24 - 30 October 200 Seoul: ICANN's 36th Public Meeting

The Seoul Meeting:

Major Developments:
The first Internet addresses containing non-Latin characters from start to finish will soon be online by the approval of the new Internationalized Domain Name Fast Track Process by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers board.  ICANN's Fast Track Process launches on 16 November 2009. It will allow nations and territories to apply for Internet extensions reflecting their name – and made up of characters from their national language.  If the applications meet criteria that includes government and community support and a stability evaluation, the applicants will be approved to start accepting registrations. To read the entire article check out : http://www.icann.com/en/announcements/announcement-30oct09-en.htm-

Other Significant Milestone: The launch of IDRU. IDRU – the Internationalized Domain Resolution Union – aims to make the Internet accessible in all the world's many script writing systems. That means you will be able to access the Internet in your native language

Briefing Note – Overall Summary of the Seoul Meeting can be read at Seoul-meeting-briefing-Note: