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IDN ccTLD Fast Track String Evaluation Completion

The IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process was launched on 16 November 2009. As of that date eligible countries and territories were able to request their respective IDN ccTLD(s) through the process.

The process entails three steps: (i) Preparations in country/territory (ii) String Evaluation, and (iii) String Delegation.

All steps are described in detail in the Final Implementation Plan [PDF, 879 KB].

The IDN ccTLDs and associated details listed in the below table represent those IDN ccTLD requests that have successfully completed Step 2: String Evaluation.

  • The primary string(s) represent the string that the requester now may seek for IDN ccTLD delegation.
  • The desired variant string(s) are strings allocated to the requester. This does not mean that they will be delegated in the DNS root zone. They will be allocated to the requester in order to be reserved to the entitled manager for potential future delegation in the DNS root zone.

The corresponding countries and territories are hence free to enter Step 3: String Delegation, for the listed primary string(s).

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A | B | C | E | G | H | I | J | K | M | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | Y
ccTLD Reference Country / Territory Primary String Desired Variant String(s) String in English Language Script Requester Contact Details Status
DZ Algeria xn--lgbbat1ad8j
الجزائر
  Algeria / Al Jazair Arabic Arabic

Centre de Recherche sur l'Information Scientifique et Technique
NIC-DZ

Aouaouche El-Maouhab
.DZ Technical Manager

CERIST - Rue des Trois Freres Aissiou
Ben-Aknoun
Algiers 16000
Algeria

Existing ccTLD manager

Delegated
AM Armenia xn--y9a3aq
հայ
  hye Armenian Armenian

Internet Society of Armenia (ISOC AM)

Igor Mkrtumyan
ISOC Armenia President

17-3 A. Khachatryan str.
Yerevan
ARMENIA

Existing ccTLD manager

Pending Delegation
BD Bangladesh xn--54b7fta0cc
বাংলা
  Bangla Bangla Bangla

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission

Md. Rezaul Quader
Director General (Systems & Services)

IEB Bhaban, Ramna, Dhaka 1000
Bangladesh

Government entity

Pending Delegation
BY Belarus xn--90ais
бел
  bel Belarusian, Russian Cyrillic

Reliable Software, Inc.

Sergey Povalishev
Head of domain registration department

57 Dzerzhinskogo Ave., 8th floor, office 40-1
Minsk 220089
Belarus

Existing ccTLD manager

Pending Delegation
CN China xn--fiqs8S , 中国
xn--fiqz9S , 中國
  China Chinese Simplified Chinese,
Traditional Chinese

China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC)

Guanghao Li
Deputy Director, International Business Development, CNNIC

4, South 4th Street, Zhongguancun,
Haidian District
Beijing 100190
China

Existing ccTLD manager


Completed consistent with ICANN Board 22 April 2010 resolution. The CNNIC implementation plan.
Delegated
EG Egypt xn--wgbh1c
مصر
  Egypt Arabic Arabic

National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA)

Manal Ismail
Director, International Technical Coordination

Smart Village,
B4 K28, Cairo-Alex Desert Rd.,
6th October 12577
Egypt

Government Entity

Delegated
GE Georgia xn--node
გე
  ge Georgian Georgian (Mkhedruli)

Information Technologies Development Center (ITDC)

Giorgi Garsveanishvili
Founder

46 R. Tabukashvili St.
0108, Tbilisi
Georgia

On behalf of Government Entity

Delegated
HK Hong Kong xn--j6w193g
香港
  Hong Kong Chinese Han (Simplified, Traditional)

Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Ltd.

Jonathan Shea
Chief Executive Officer

Unit 2002-2005, 20/F, ING Tower
308 Des Voeux Road Central
Sheung Wan Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Existing ccTLD manager

Delegated
IN India

xn--h2brj9c
भारत

 

Bharat

Hindi

Devanagari

Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Department of Information Technology

Dr. Govind
Senior Director, Head of Department, Internet Governance Division, Department of Information Technology, Government of India

6, CGO Complex, Electronics Niketan, Lodhi Road
New Delhi 110 003
India

Government Entity

Delegated

xn--mgbbh1a71e
بھارت

  Bharat Urdu Arabic

xn--fpcrj9c3d
భారత్

  Bharat Telugu Telugu

xn--gecrj9c
ભારત

  Bharat Gujarati Gujarati

xn--s9brj9c
ਭਾਰਤ

  Bharat Punjabi Gurmukhi

xn--45brj9c
ভারত

  Bharat Bengali Bengali
xn--xkc2dl3a5ee0h
இந்தியா
  India Tamil Tamil
IR Iran, Islamic Republic of xn--mgba3a4f16a
ایران
xn--mgba3a4fra
ايران
Iran Persian Arabic

Institute For Studies in Theo Phys and Math (IPM)

M.J.A Larijani
Director

Shahid Bahonar Square
Tehran 19548-51167
Iran, Islamic Republic of

Existing ccTLD Manager

Delegated
IQ Iraq xn--mgbtx2b
عراق
  Iraq Arabic Arabic

Communications and Media Commission

Dr. Safaa Al-Ddin Rabee
CEO

Al-Masbah Hay Babel Dist. 929 St. 32 House 18
Baghdad
Iraq

Government Entity

Pending Delegation
JO Jordan xn--mgbayh7gpa
الاردن
  Al-Ordon Arabic Arabic

National Information Technology Center (NITC)

Fahd A. Batayneh
Systems Engineer

Royal Scientific Society, Al-Jubeiha
P.O.Box: 259
Amman 11941
Jordan

Government Entity

Delegated
KZ Kazakhstan xn--80ao21a
қаз
  kaz Kazakh Cyrillic

KazNIC Organization

Pavel Gussev
Director

Momyshuly, 22
Semey
Kazakhstan

Existing ccTLD manager

Delegated
KR Korea, Republic of xn--3e0b707e
한국
  Republic of Korea Korean Hangul

KISA

Minjung Park
Manager

78 Garak-dong Songpa-gu

Seoul 138-950
Republic of Korea

Existing ccTLD manager

Delegated
MK Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of xn--d1alf
мкд
  mkd Macedonian Cyrillic

MARnet, Macedonian Аcademic and Research Network

Saso Dimitrijoski
Director

MARnet
Blvd. Partizanski Odredi 17
Skopje 1000
Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of

Government Entity

Delegated
MY Malaysia xn--mgbx4cd0ab
مليسيا.
  Malaysia Malay Arabic

.my DOMAIN REGISTRY (MYNIC Berhad)

Tengku Intan Narqiah Binti Tengku Othman
Chief Executive Officer

MYNIC Berhad (Co.No. 735031-H)
Level 3, Block C
Mines Waterfront Business Park
No.3, Jalan Tasik
Mines Resort City
43300 Seri Kembangan
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia

Existing ccTLD manager

Delegated
MN Mongolia xn--l1acc
мон
mon Mongolian Cyrillic

Datacom Co.,Ltd

ENKHBOLD Gombo
Chief Executive Officer

San Business Center, 1st floor
Amaryn street, Sukhbaatar 8th khoroo
Ulaanbaatar 210646
Mongolia

Existing ccTLD manager

Delegated
MA Morocco xn--mgbc0a9azcg
المغرب
  Morocco / al-Maghrib Arabic Arabic

National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority

Azdine El Mountassir Billah
General Director

Agence Nationale de Réglementation des Télécommunications (ANRT)
Centre d'Affaires, Boulevard Ar-Ryad, Hay Ryad BP 2939
RABAT 10100
Morocco

Government entity

Delegated
OM Oman xn--mgb9awbf
عمان
  Oman Arabic Arabic

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority

Mohammed H. AlKindy
Senior Manager Technical Affairs Unit

P.O. Box 579, Ruwi
P.C. 112
Muscat
Sultanate of Oman

Government entity

Delegated
PK Pakistan xn--mgbai9azgqp6j
‎‎پاکستان
xn--mgbai9a5eva00b
‎‎پاكستان
Pakistan Urdu Arabic

Ministry of Information Technology
Government of Pakistan

Syed Iftikhar Hussainn
Anaylst

4th Floor, ETC Building, Sector F-5/1
Islamabad 44000
Pakistan

Government Entity

Pending Delegation
PS Palestinian Territory, Occupied xn--ygbi2ammx
فلسطين
  Palestine Arabic Arabic

The Palestinian National Internet Naming Authority (PNINA)

Marwan Mohammed Radwan
General manager

PNINA, 4th Floor, Al-Amal Building
Al-Wehda Street
Gaza 1215
Palestinian Territory

Existing ccTLD manager

Delegated
QA Qatar xn--wgbl6a
قطر
  Qatar Arabic Arabic

Supreme Council for Communications and Information Technology "ictQATAR"
The State of Qatar

Saleh Al-Kuwari
Chief Technical Manager

Al Nasr Tower B., Corniche Road
Doha
Qatar

Government Entity

Delegated
RU Russian Federation xn--p1ai
рф
  rf Russian Cyrillic

Coordination Center for TLD RU

Andrei Kolesnikov
Director

Bolshoy Golovin pereulok, 23
Moscow 107045
Russian Federation

Existing ccTLD manager

Delegated
SA Saudi Arabia xn--mgberp4a5d4ar
السعودية

xn--mgberp4a5d4a87g
السعودیة

xn--mgbqly7c0a67fbc
السعودیۃ

xn--mgbqly7cvafr
السعوديه

AlSaudiah Arabic Arabic

Saudi Network Information Center (SaudiNIC),
General directorate of Internet services,
Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC),
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Raed Ibrahim AL-Fayez
Technical Manager

P. O. Box 75606
SauidNIC - CITC
Riyadh 11588
Saudi Arabia

Existing ccTLD manager

Delegated
RS Serbia xn--90a3ac
срб
  srb Serbian Cyrillic

Register of National Internet Domain Names of Serbia

Žorža Klemansoa 18а/I
Belgrade
11108
Serbia

Delegated
SG Singapore xn--yfro4i67o
新加坡
xn--clchc0ea0b2g2a9gcd
சிங்கப்பூர்
  Singapore Chinese
Tamil
Han
Tamil

Lim Choon Sai
General Manager

Singapore Network Information Centre (SGNIC) Pte Ltd
8 Temasek Boulevard
Suntec Tower Three #14-00
Singapore 038988
singapore

Existing ccTLD manager

Delegated
LK Sri Lanka xn--fzc2c9e2c
ලංකා
xn--xkc2al3hye2a
இலங்கை
  Lanka
Ilangai
Sinhalese
Tamil
Sinhala
Tamil

LK Domain Registry

Gihan Dias
Domain Registrar and CEO

c/o Dept. of CSE, University of Moratuwa
Moratuwa 10400
Sri Lanka

Existing ccTLD manager

Delegated
SD Sudan xn--mgbpl2fh
سودان
sudan Arabic Arabic

Sudan Internet Society

Dr. Nadir Gaylani
President of Sudan Internet Society

Al Fayha Buld, 4th Floor
P.O.Box 13713
Khartoum 11111
Sudan

Existing ccTLD manager

Pending Delegation
SY Syrian Arab Republic xn--ogbpf8fl
سورية
xn--mgbtf8fl
سوريا
Syria Arabic Arabic

Maher Suleiman
Director General

National Agency for Network Services (NANS)
Al-Abed Street, Ministry of Communication and Technology
Damascus
Syrian Arab Republic

Government entity

Delegated
TW Taiwan

xn--kpry57d
台灣

xn--kprw13d
台湾

xn--nnx388a
臺灣
Taiwan Chinese Simplified Chinese,
Traditional Chinese

Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC)

Ai-Chin Lu
Vice CEO

4F-2, No. 9, Section 2, Roosevelt Road
Taipei 100
Taiwan

Existing ccTLD manager


Completed consistent with ICANN Board 22 April 2010 resolution. The TWNIC implementation plan.
Delegated
TH Thailand xn--o3cw4h
ไทย
  Thai Thai Thai

Thai Network Information Center Foundation

Kanchana Kanchanasut
Professor

159 Thanon Phichai, Khwaeng Thanon Nakhon Chaisi, Khet Dusit
Bangkok 10300
Thailand

Existing ccTLD manager

Delegated
TN Tunisia xn--pgbs0dh
تونس
  Tunis Arabic Arabic

Tunsian Internet Agency

Kamel SAADAOUI
CEO

13, rue Jugurtha Mutuelle-ville
Tunis 1002
Tunisia

Government Entity & Exisiting ccTLD manager

Delegated
UA Ukraine xn--j1amh
укр
  ukr Ukrainian Cyrillic

Ukrainian Network Information Centre (UANIC), Inc.

Yuriy Honcharuk
CEO

10, Volodymyrska str.
Kyiv 01025
Ukraine

On behalf of: Government entity

Delegated
AE United Arab Emirates xn--mgbaam7a8h
امارات
  Emarat Arabic Arabic

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Mohammed Gheyath
Executive Director / Technology Development Affairs

Address:
P.O.BOX : 116688
Emaar Square
Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Government Entity

Delegated
YE Yemen xn--mgb2ddes
اليمن
  AlYemen Arabic Arabic

Yemen Net

Amer Mohammed Haza
GM Data Network & Internet

Al-Graf street
Sana'a
Yemen

Government Entity

Pending Delegation
Domain Name System
Internationalized Domain Name ,IDN,"IDNs are domain names that include characters used in the local representation of languages that are not written with the twenty-six letters of the basic Latin alphabet ""a-z"". An IDN can contain Latin letters with diacritical marks, as required by many European languages, or may consist of characters from non-Latin scripts such as Arabic or Chinese. Many languages also use other types of digits than the European ""0-9"". The basic Latin alphabet together with the European-Arabic digits are, for the purpose of domain names, termed ""ASCII characters"" (ASCII = American Standard Code for Information Interchange). These are also included in the broader range of ""Unicode characters"" that provides the basis for IDNs. The ""hostname rule"" requires that all domain names of the type under consideration here are stored in the DNS using only the ASCII characters listed above, with the one further addition of the hyphen ""-"". The Unicode form of an IDN therefore requires special encoding before it is entered into the DNS. The following terminology is used when distinguishing between these forms: A domain name consists of a series of ""labels"" (separated by ""dots""). The ASCII form of an IDN label is termed an ""A-label"". All operations defined in the DNS protocol use A-labels exclusively. The Unicode form, which a user expects to be displayed, is termed a ""U-label"". The difference may be illustrated with the Hindi word for ""test"" — परीका — appearing here as a U-label would (in the Devanagari script). A special form of ""ASCII compatible encoding"" (abbreviated ACE) is applied to this to produce the corresponding A-label: xn--11b5bs1di. A domain name that only includes ASCII letters, digits, and hyphens is termed an ""LDH label"". Although the definitions of A-labels and LDH-labels overlap, a name consisting exclusively of LDH labels, such as""icann.org"" is not an IDN."