Mauritania’s IDN ccTLD request passes ICANN evaluation
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced the successful evaluation of Mauritania’s request for an Internationalised Domain Name (IDN) country code top-level domain (ccTLD). The IDN ccTLD, in Arabic script, is now pending delegation into the Domain Name System (DNS). At the moment, 58 IDN ccTLD requests for a total of 40 countries/territories have successfully passed through ICANN’s String Evaluation process. Of these, 56 IDN ccTLDs representing 38 countries/territories are delegated in the DNS root zone, with the remainder either readying to apply, or actively applying for delegation of the string.