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CIRA plans to realize French IDNs in January 2013
2012-06-18 | Julia Zang
The registry operator of the Canadian ccTLD, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), plans to introduce internationalized domain names (IDN) for the .CA name space in January 2013.
Currently, the .CA domain names are only available for registration in ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange); 2013 CIRA will implement French IDNs at the second level. CIRA plans to allow registrations of the following French characters: é, ë, ê, è, â, à, æ, ô, œ, ù, û, ü, ç, î, ï, and ÿ. According to CIRA, the implementation of French IDNs should provide the opportunity to register domain names correctly in French to registrants. English and French are Canada’s two Official Languages.