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: