International Domain Names (IDNs) and Language Rights

22 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2018

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Undrah Baasanjav

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

Date Written: January 22, 2018

Abstract

Multilingualism on the internet has become irreversible. The numbers of web users in Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish languages have grown more than a thousand percent each between 2010 and 2016 (Internet World Stats, 2016). Wikipedia, Google Translate and social media sites allow even the use of minority languages such as Catalan, Basque, Welsh and Maori (May 2012). Despite these developments, at its architectural core in the domain name system (DNS), the internet remains closed to many regional and minority languages.

Keywords: GigaNet

Suggested Citation

Baasanjav, Undrah, International Domain Names (IDNs) and Language Rights (January 22, 2018). GigaNet: Global Internet Governance Academic Network, Annual Symposium 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3107270 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3107270

Undrah Baasanjav (Contact Author)

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville ( email )

1 Hairpin Drive
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1102
United States

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