ICANN publishes final version of revised IDN guidelines
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has published the final version of the revised Internationalised Domain Name (IDN) Implementation Guidelines. The document is the result of work that started in 2015, intending to update the most recent version of the guidelines, dating back to 2011. The new guidelines – which are now pending ratification from the ICANN Board of Directors – are addressed to top-level domain registries and registrars which offer, or plan to offer, IDN registration. The guidelines contain guidance on IDN registration policies and practices, and are designed to minimise the risk of cybersquatting and consumer confusion.