IDN wiki – adding Urdu and Thai

by Tina Dam on June 6, 2008

As you may know by now ICANN has launched an IDN wiki, with fully localized addresses, which is managed by a GREAT wiki team (consultants to ICANN) and a GREAT group of moderators that have volunteered to assist is supporting the various languages that the wiki currently is enabled in.

Is it possible to add new languages, and since we last announced this possibility ( ) we received requests for a few more.

For that reason ICANN announced yesterday that two additional languages have been added: Urdu and Thai. see the full announcement here ( ), or go straight to the wiki via or via one of the new access points:

Thai is internationalized on the fourth level and can be accessed via the following links:


Urdu uses the same script as Persian and can therefore also be accessed through the Persian .test TLD.




Clicking on the language names, or copying and pasting the Web addresses into the address line of a browser will lead to the new areas.


MoviePlayers 06.07.08 at 10:00 pm

Why not add IDN tld domain for Thai language, When IDNs comes into practice use?

Claude Gelinas 06.09.08 at 7:19 am

It’s amazing that we can fit so many languages into the domain naming system — good work, ICANN ; )

Junaid Ashraf 06.24.08 at 3:02 am

This thing is great… ICANN should add more languages. But thanks for URDU :)

Bahadir Eryigit 06.24.08 at 12:24 pm

nice article

Bahadir Eryigit 06.24.08 at 12:27 pm

ICANN should add city domains for countries

mumtaz 06.26.08 at 7:11 am

Thanks for URDU

Anonymous 07.03.08 at 1:26 am

why don’t you add a page “support by search engine” for your idN ?

Anonymous 07.03.08 at 1:26 am

why don\’t you add a page \”support by search engine\” for your idN ?

Frank 07.31.08 at 11:03 am

Instead of going amok with all these new-revenue generating TLDs , ICANN needs to bear down hard on large domain tasters and registrars hoarding domains for “future customers”. Unfortunately these registrars make the domains unavailable for registration and do not allow anyone to become a “future customer”.

All these infinite new TLDs are “nice and cute”. However if the rampant abuses by supposedly ICANN accredited registrars and their affiliated domain tasting behemoth operations are not curbed, one has to question ICANNs core motives.

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