ICANN approves 'internationalized' domain names

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil--The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers on Thursday approved a resolution enabling domain registries to incorporate "internationalized" domain names. Those names can use scripts other than Roman characters, such as Chinese or Arabic alphabets. It also approved a resolution that stops the use of bulk registrant information for marketing purposes. ICANN also appointed Paul Twomey as president-CEO; he succeeds Stuart Lynn, who stepped down.
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