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The "domain name" field will display the registered name in Punycode (e.g. probestück.info will appear as xn--probestck-w9a.info). Three additional fields will be introduced to the Afilias Whois:
IDN Script: The intended script / language (based on RFC3066) of the IDN as determined by the registrant (e.g. "de" for German)
Unicode Hex: The IDN in Unicode Hex format (e.g. U+0070 U+0072 U+006F U+0062 U+0065 U+0073 U+0074 U+00FC U+0063 U+006B)
Unicode HTML: The IDN in HTML entity format (e.g.: probestück)
83% of the world's population is estimated to be non-English speaking, yet for years they have been unable to communicate in their own languages via Web and e-mail addresses.
For broadcast and Web-based media wishing to integrate video of domain names into their news coverage, Afilias makes the following b-roll available for download:
Please select the following links to download the designated format:
Flash Video (7.84 MB)
Quicktime Movie (51.8 MB)
Windows Media (21.4 MB)
Approximated time codes of b-roll features:
00 – 1 sec: Person typing a domain at their computer screen: This provides a shot of a woman typing a domain name into her browser on her laptop.
1.1 - 4.4 sec: Typing a .INFO domain into a browser window: This shot provides a view of the doteco.info website and a user typing in www.info.info into their Web browser.
4.4 – 5.6 sec: Computer screen with .info address visible in the browser window: This provides a view of a Web page displaying a .INFO domain name. In this example the www.info.info Web site is featured.
5.7 – 7.7 sec: Laptop displaying a .INFO Web site: This provides a zoomed out view of a .INFO Web site visible on a laptop.
7.8 – 10.2 sec: BLANK
10.2 – 14.4: Surfing for .mobi sites on a Blackberry: Provides view of a user holding a Blackberry, opening a list of stored .mobi sites in their mobile browser history.
14.4 – 17 sec: Close up of .mobi addresses: Provides a zoomed-in view of a mobile browser history showing a number of .mobi sites to visit.
17 – 22 sec: Loading a .mobi site on a Blackberry: This shot includes the phone user selecting camprock.mobi from their browser history and loading the camprock. Mobi site.
23 – 29 sec: Alternate view of .mobi addresses: View of Google mobile site on a blackberry and opening a list of .mobi sites to visit.
29.9 – 37 sec: Visiting Facebook.mobi: Continues from the previous shot; User selects facebook.mobi from their list of sites, loaded the page and scrolls through content.
DUBLIN, IRELAND – 6 October 2009 – Today Afilias President & CEO Hal Lubsen released the following statement concerning ICANN's new Affirmation of Commitments with the US Department of Commerce:
"The importance of the Chinese domain name market cannot be understated," said Mr.
The new "Deals" page allows Internet users interested in purchasing .INFO domain names to keep track of the latest
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