Kazakhstan gets an IDN (and I get to update our IDN poster)

Kazakhstan has joined a fast-expanding group of countries and regions that now have IDNs (28 and counting).

I’ve highlighted Kazakhstan in the map above. The IDN is қаз.

While getting approval for an IDN doesn’t guarantee a country will actually do anything with that IDN, it’s a crucial first step. And I suspect that Kazakhstan is eager to follow in Russia’s footsteps — a country that has had the most success (in registrations) with its IDN.

I love IDNs, but every time there’s a new one I have to update our map.

So here it is — the latest and greatest:

 

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Author: John Yunker

John co-founded Byte Level Research in 2000 and is author of The Web Globalization Report Card. He also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.