[Owasp-Malaysia] .my Domain Registry now support Jawi IDN

azmi salim azmisj at gmail.com
Tue Jan 25 23:07:24 EST 2011

Hi there friends,

An interesting development on IDN, .my Domain Resgistry has announced
support for Jawi IDN, on top of other Unicode, European and some other
selected Asian characters.

Maybe you guys / gals have know this, nevertheless I'm fwd'ing it for an
update. Pardon for repetition :)

AZMI Salim

following is some excerpts of the announcement --->

Dear Valued Customers,

We are proud to announce that .my DOMAIN REGISTRY now supports
Internationalized Domain Name (IDN).

An IDN (also known as multilingual domain name) is a domain name that
contains Unicode characters other than the basic 37 ASCII characters
permitted to-date (a-z , 0-9 and -).  In other words, an IDN may contain
letters with diacritics (for example, façade) as required by many European
languages or characters drawn from non-Latin scripts such as Jawi / Arabic,
Chinese or Tamil.

Many countries have started to offer domain names in their local scripts to
allow more of their population access the Internet.  Amongst the first few
countries to deploy top level IDN are Egypt (مصر ), Saudi Arabia (السعودية )
and United Arab Emirates (امارات ) – all on the 5th May 2010. Even two of
our neighboring countries, Thailand and Singapore, have implemented IDN.

For Malaysia, we have decided to offer 2nd Level IDNs, starting with Jawi
(for example, مليسيا.my).  Chinese and Tamil IDNs are also in the pipeline
and will be implemented progressively.  For Jawi IDNs, the roll out will be
in 3 phases.  In the first phase, registration of Jawi IDNs is specifically
for government agencies and government educational entities.  Registrations
start from 24th January 2011 until 30th April 2011.  The first phase Jawi
IDNs will be free of charge for one year.  Government agencies and
government educational entities are encouraged to secure their Jawi IDNs as
soon as possible.

Existing .my customers will enjoy Jawi IDNs in the second phase, and in the
third phase, Jawi IDNs will be opened to the public. Do keep an eye open for
the announcements on the second and third phase roll out to secure your own
Jawi IDN!

For more information about IDN, do visit our FAQ page at

Please do not hesitate to e-mail domreg at domainregistry.my or call us at 03 -
8991 7272 if you have any enquiries.

Yours sincerely,


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