You may recall that back in October, we reported that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was supposed to vote on whether or not to allow non-Latin letters in Web site addresses. Well it seems, that they voted to allow non-Latin charaters, because according to the Sofia Morning News, Bulgaria held a survey on what Bulgaria's domain name should be. The results?
The two most popular choices were ".бг" with a third of the votes and ".бгр" with a fourth of the votes. So why is Brazil miffed? Brazil's Latin charactered domain name is ".br", and they're afraid the two look too similar.
Do you see what happens? Do you see what happens when you allow non-Latin letters on the Internet? Children are going to be researching Bulgaria and think that Emperor D. Pedro I was the first ruler of a Bulgaria that just won its independence from Portugal. You did this, ICANN.