ICANN Going to test Multilingual Domain Names

ICANN is now going to test the Top level domains in 11 languages Arabic, Persian, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Russian, Hindi( ?????? ) , Greek, Korean, Yiddish, Japanese and Tamil .

According to their statement currently, only the ASCII characters A through Z are available for use in the portions of the domain before the top-level domains, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) said in a statement. A site with content that’s entirely in Japanese, for example, can have the initial portion of its URL in Japanese, but the URL still needs to end in a .com or .net spelled out in ASCII characters, according to the statement.

From 15 October 2007, Internet users around the globe will be able to access wiki pages with the domain name example.test in 11 test languages — Arabic, Persian, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Russian, Hindi, Greek, Korean, Yiddish, Japanese and Tamil.

Right now only the ASCII characters a through z are available for use in top level labels — the part of the address after the dot,” Dr Twomey added. “Users will be able to have their name in their language for their Internet when full IDN implementation makes available tens of thousands of characters from the languages of world.”

Coming Soon – Office Live Workspace

Microsoft Corporation will now soon launching its new service called Office live Workspace where you can Uplaod , View , Share Your Online Documents But Cannot edit the documents 🙁 .

On the Office Live Workspace front, Microsoft will initially offer the product with no advertising, though Microsoft executives said that it has been designed so that ads can be shown in the future.

The company is also not allowing people to edit their documents online, but executives stressed over and over that Microsoft is committed to being the leader in productivity software and that includes online editing. (Translation: We don’t think we need to have editing in there right now, but if that changes, we’re prepared to do so.)

Another key project down the road is integrating Office Live Workspaces with other “Live” products such as Windows Live Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger, so that people will be able to view Office attachments they get via e-mail or IM. Google currently allows Gmail users to open attachments in Google Docs.

Microsoft has already said it has big plans for Office Live. At its partner conference in July, COO Kevin Turner said the product has the potential to be one of the company’s top three or four most-used products.

So let wait and see what are new things in it 🙁


Google Sky – Now View Sky with Google Earth

Google Has released its New Service Called GOOGLE SKY .

View Nice Description on sky here http://earth.google.com/sky/index.html

With new Google Earth You can

  •  Zoom in to distant galaxies and nebulae
  • View constellations and the movements of the planets
  • Learn about the lifecycle of a star and different kinds of galaxies
  • Create and share your own imagery, placemarks and more

Google Sky uses thousands of high-resolution images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope that allow users to float and zoom in on more than 100 million stars and 200 million galaxies.
Users can download the latest version of google earth from http://earth.google.com