From Morocco to Malaysia, IDN growth continues

ICANN recently approved Malaysia’s Arabic IDN (internationalized domain name), bringing the number of countries or territories with approved IDNs to 29. Here is the full list.

As shown here, Malaysia joins a growing club of IDN holders!


And here’s a visual that I find striking — a view of IDNs only:

These are all valid top-level domains — and they foreshadow what the top level of the Internet will look like in the decades ahead.

(Granted, IDN approval has little do with IDN adoption and usage, but it’s a start.)

By the way, I’ve gotten a number of requests for custom versions of the IDN map lately. I’m happy to produce them. If you have something in mind, contact me.


John Yunker
John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 16 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card.
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