sábado, 17 de abril de 2010

  • What are IDNs?
    IDN stands for Internationalized Domain Name. An internationalized domain name (IDN) is an internet domain name that contains at least one character that is displayed in software applications such as web browsers, in whole or in part, in a language-specific script or alphabet, such as Chinese, Russian or the Latin-based languages with diacritics, such as German.
    An example would be Jörn.tel or 李.tel. These names will be seen in software applications such as web browsers. IDN-aware applications translate these names into traditional ASCII-only strings such as, for example, xn--1lq90i.tel. As a result, IDNs are displayed in their internationalized form in the user interface, while internally applications and servers communicate using ASCII-only forms of the same domains.
    Every registered IDN must be associated with a specific language. For more information on IDNs, please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internationalized_domain_name
  • What languages will IDN.tel domain names support at launch?
    Sixteen languages will be supported at launch. Those languages are Chinese, Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.
  • Why is my language not supported in IDNs?
    IDN policies are a product of a collaborative work of technical, legal and linguistic experts. Telnic believes that the best avenue for developing IDN policies for a given language is through the countries and communities that use that language. The reasoning for Telnic's choice of languages is therefore based on how close a given country or community is to a consensus in regards to what rules must govern their local language IDNs.
  • Will further languages be supported in IDNs?
    IDN policy development is an ongoing process. Telnic will be considering the introduction of new IDN languages based on the results of the discussions within the respective communities.
  • What characters are allowed in IDN.tel domains?
    Generally, all characters that are used in the language an IDN is associated with are allowed. For more details, please refer to the policy document for the corresponding IDN language. IDN policies will be published on Telnic's web site closer to the launch date. Each of the policies contains a character table that lists all the characters allowed for an IDN in a given language. To be informed of the release of these policies, please email community@telnic.org.
  • What characters are not allowed in IDN.tel domains?
    Any characters that are not included in the character table for a given language, are not allowed. For example, one cannot register münchén.tel as a German language IDN, because letter "é" is not part of the German language character table.
  • How can I register an IDN.tel domain?
    IDN.tel domain names can be registered through a sub-set of our ICANN-accredited Registrar partners. A list of those selling .tel domains and IDNs will be found at http://telnic.org/get-started-buy.html. Those that support IDN.tel domain name registrations will be marked with an asterisk.
  • When can I register an IDN.tel domain?
    IDN.tel domain names will be open for registration from Tuesday June 15th 2010 at 3.00 p.m. BST.
  • What restrictions are there on purchasing IDN.tel domains?
    Apart from the restrictions on the types of characters that can be registered and the languages supported, there are no further restrictions on the registration of IDN.tel domain names and 1 and 2 character IDNs are available.
  • What software applications support IDNs?
    Most modern browsers, such as Firefox 3, Internet Explorer 7.0 and Safari support IDNs. More details of IDN support in other applications are available at http://idn.icann.org/IDN-aware_software.
  • Can I set up an e-mail address using an IDN.tel domain name?
    The part of an e-mail address that appears to the left of the @-sign is subject to different rules than the ones that govern the domain name part of the address, which appears to the right of the @-sign. Some modern e-mail clients, such as Microsoft Outlook, allow use of internationalized domain labels to the right of the @-sign. Protocol for full internationalization of e-mail addresses is currently being developed. More information is available at http://idn.icann.org/E-mail_test.
  • Can I purchase a one or two character IDN.tel domain?
    Yes, if it is available and conforms to the character sets and language tables available.
  • Is there a restricted period for purchasing IDN.tel domains?
    No, IDN.tel domain names will all become available at the same time for registration from 3 p.m. BST Tuesday June 15th 2010.
  • Do IDN.tel domains cost more than standard .tel domain names?
    Exact retail pricing will be decided by our participating registrars, and so will vary from company to company. However we do not anticipate that Internationalised .tel will cost any more than regular .tel domain names.
  • Do you take measures against homographic attacks?
    Yes, .tel employs a variant blocking mechanism so domain names in different scripts that look confusingly similar cannot be registered. For example, if the domain name pear.tel is registered, pear.tel will not be available for registration in Russian. Prior to launch, Telnic will publish IDN polices on its website that will provide more details on variant name blocking mechanisms
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