IDN ccTLD Request from Pakistan Successfully Passes String Evaluation


MARINA DEL REY. CA - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced in a press release the successful completion of String Evaluation on proposed IDN ccTLD string for Pakistan.

The IDN (Internationalized Domain Name) ccTLD Fast Track Process was approved by the ICANN Board at its annual meeting in Seoul, South Korea on 30 October 2009. First requests were received starting 16 November 2009. The process enables countries and territories to submit requests to ICANN for IDN ccTLDs, representing their respective country or territory names in scripts other than Latin. IDN ccTLD requesters must fulfill a number of requirements:

1. the script used to represent the IDN ccTLDs must be non-Latin;
2. the languages used to express the IDN ccTLDs must be official in the corresponding country or territory; and
3. a specific set of technical requirements must be met (as evaluated by an external DNS Stability Panel comprised of DNS and IDN experts).

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