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Programming Language Hacks
Universal Acceptance is the simple concept that all legitimate domain names and email addresses work across all applications, but a recent Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) study found that many users were being denied access to applications because they lacked a simple fix.
Don Hollander takes a closer look.
Bridging the Digital Language Divide: Is Your Email Ready for the Global Market?
Email connects the globe with a click. And it is critical for more than just sending messages; we use email addresses to log in to social networks, identify ourselves for government services, and as the spare key for our online identity. But it's not as universal as you might imagine.
Making new internet domains work for everyone
Since 2010 the Domain Name System (DNS) has expanded dramatically, not only fueling competition, choice and innovation, but truly enabling a multi-lingual Internet. There are now more than a 1,500 top-level domains (TLDs), many of which are longer than the traditional two- and three-character names (e.g. .com, .edu, .nz, and .org) or are in non-ASCII based scripts - such as Arabic, Cyrillic and Thai. In New Zealand, InternetNZ has offered domain names in Maori also since 2010.