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IDNs in Asia and the Pacific

Description Idns in Asia and the Pacific

This section looks at the region of Asia and the Pacific, and its extensive contribution towards the refinement of IDN standards and the introduction of the IDN ccTLD. It then reviews implementation of IDNs by country or territory, with a particular focus on China, Republic of Korea and Viet Nam, followed by a round-up for the rest of the region.

It identifies the core problem as lack of end-user awareness. Finally the section concludes by revisiting the IDN-Readiness Matrix, finding that while the factors are still relevant, generally IDN registrations are under-performing compared with their potential, due to a combination of poor user experience and lack of user awareness.