Russia Weighs Going Cyrillic For DNS

Russia’s top-level domain — with the ASCII suffix .ru — translates into Cyrillic as .py, the domain name of Paraguay. That could pose security problems for Russian users. Kim Davies, who controls the domain names at the international domain naming agency Icann told the Guardian: Russia has a second top level domain name of .ru in ASCII code, but is pushing for .rf in Cyrillic. The internationalised domain name gives them an opportunity to do things which are now being tested in China, where they are currently using Chinese characters for three top-level domains: .net, .com and .cn

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