Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process

The IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process enables countries and territories that use languages based on scripts other than Latin to offer users domain names in non-Latin characters. To do this, ICANN has opened the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process to allow for countries that use non-Latin based languages to also request top-level domains that reflect their country's name in local scripts. This involves three steps, which are explained below:

IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process' 3 Steps: Preparation, String Evaluation, and Delegation

Please contact idncctldrequest@icann.org for any inquiries about the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process.

 

IDN ccTLD Fast Track Documentation and Links:

Final Implementation Plan for IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process [PDF, 879 KB]

Guidelines for the Extended Process Similarity Review Panel [PDF, 86 KB]

ACCESS: IDN ccTLD Fast Track Application System

IDN ccTLD String Evaluation Completion List

IDN Character Validation Guidance (IDNA Protocol)

 

Resources:

IDN Brochure

New gTLD IDN Program Fact Sheet [PDF, 794 KB]

Announcements

Videos and Presentations

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

Document Revision Archives:

Original Implementation Plan of 16 Nov 2009 [PDF, 498 KB]

Revised Implementation Plan of 15 Dec 2011 [PDF, 805 KB]

Revised Implementation Plan of 4 June 2012 [PDF, 887 KB]

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