I’ve just printed a new batch of our popular Language Connects People posters and have a few that are not quite perfect that I’m offering at a discounted price.
As you can see here, there is a small black line around the edges — nothing you’d see after framing, but not quite perfect.
If you’re interested, these prints are just $15 plus shipping. To purchase yours use this link.
I love to design custom Country Code or IDN prints for various companies and organizations.
And, on occasion, these prints can be quite large, as shown below:
This photo is from the London office of a US-based company. I hope to see it in person someday.
If you’re interested in a custom design for your office, or wherever, let me know.
Canon recently launched its generic top-level domain (gTLD) .canon at http://global.canon.
In doing so, the company plans to migrate away from canon.com to .canon, presumably with different divisions and/or geographies occupying subdomains.
The company writes:
Until now, the URL we used for Canon’s global website was “www.canon.com.” From now on, however, we will begin gradually introducing “global.canon” to provide information to a global audience with a new online presence.
“global.canon” is a URL that uses the new generic top-level domain (gTLD)* “.canon.” Since “.canon” is a domain name that can only be used by the Canon Group, users of “.canon” sites can be assured that the information they are receiving is reliable. In order to ensure that customers can safely access Canon information beyond the global site, the Company also plans to extend the “.canon” domain name to other Canon Group sites.
Canon was ranked 28th in the 2016 Web Globalization Report Card. It has long been one of the language leaders but navigation was often a weak spot.
With the new domain comes a new web design — and new global gateway. Note the new globe icon perfectly positioned in the header.
This is a positive step forward. Granted, Canon has MUCH work to do as it migrates its many geographies and product divisions over to the new design and domain architecture. But it appears to be on the right path.
Earlier this year Verisign, the registry that manages the .com and .net domains, began rolling out the localized Japanese equivalent of .com: .コム.
Today, Verisign adds another language to the mix, with the rollout of the Korean versions of both .com (.닷컴 ) and .net (.닷넷).
This is sunrise period of registration, which is limited to trademark owners. The landrush period begins on August 16th.
Here are details on how these new localized domain names will function:
PS: The landrush for the Japanese equivalent of .com begins today!
And so it begins.
Verisign, the registrar that manages .com domains, has begun its rollout of non-Latin .com equivalents, beginning with Japanese:
Now, if you don’t have a Japanese domain name, slapping .コム to the end of your company’s name probably doesn’t make much sense from a branding perspective (though absolutely from an intellectual property perspective).
But more and more companies DO have Japanese domains names (or should).
And these companies will be registering this domain, if they haven’t already.
The official land rush begins May 16, 2016. So get ready!
Japanese is only just the beginning.