The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) concluded its 32nd International Public Meeting in Paris today after four days of discussions that will shape the future of the Internet.
The conclusion of the meeting saw the approval of a proposal to expand the world’s Domain Name System and to work on adapting it to accommodate top level domain names in scripts such as Arabic, Cyrillic or other non-Latin scripts.
“This was an extremely successful meeting that will be remembered as a milestone in the development of the Internet,” said Peter Dengate Thrush, ICANN’s Board Chairman. “New generic Top Level Domains and Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) will open up the Internet and make it look as diverse as the people who use it,” Dengate Thrush added.
Other important resolutions passed by the ICANN board included: