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ICANN Approves .IRAN (in Non-Latin)

timothy posted more than 3 years ago | from the but-shouldn't-we-all-be-able-to-read-it dept.

The Internet 148

penciling_in writes "CircleID reports that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced its approval of non-Latin string evaluation of 'Iran.' This approval will allow the availability of Iran's top-level domain in its own native language, Persian, also known as Farsi (that is, the domain name .IRAN, in non-Latin characters). According to ICANN, there are currently 33 requests for Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) country code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs), representing 22 languages, out of which 18 countries/territories have so far been approved."

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148 comments

Dont do it (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33915198)

Are you serious? This is the exact thing what we are fighting against and now we give terrorists their own ccTLD that allows them to hide behind weird non-latin characters?

Someone has to do something.

Re:Dont do it (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33915326)

Are you serious? This is the exact thing what we are fighting against and now we give terrorists their own ccTLD that allows them to hide behind weird non-latin characters?

Someone has to do something.

They're dune coons. You're supposed to be "tolerant". STFU.

Re:Dont do it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33915492)

I wish I still had modpoints.

--TSP

(Captcha: fluffy)

Re:Dont do it (1)

Joebert (946227) | more than 3 years ago | (#33916310)

Don't worry, Apple's lawyers will be all over this iTLD in no time !

Re:Dont do it (1)

Jesus_666 (702802) | more than 3 years ago | (#33916348)

Someone has to do something.

Does playing Minecraft count? In that case I'm already on it.

Show me the TLD (2, Interesting)

mad_ian (28771) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915206)

So... what does this look like? I think a lot of us are using OSs that show us Unicode and non-Latin characters, so lets see it.

Re:Show me the TLD (5, Funny)

MachDelta (704883) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915210)

Here you go: .????

Re:Show me the TLD (1)

martas (1439879) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915502)

******. that's what i see.

Re:Show me the TLD (1)

nacturation (646836) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915972)

******. that's what i see.

I guess to register domains, you can visit http://domains.hunter2/ [domains.hunter2] ?

Re:Show me the TLD (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33916080)

Oh i just see hunter2

Re:Show me the TLD (1)

LearnToSpell (694184) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915514)

Paste a link at least, n00b. Here: www.???.???? [www.]

Re:Show me the TLD (3, Informative)

odies (1869886) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915214)

Our computers support it, but slashdot doesn't.

Re:Show me the TLD (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33915228)

Heh, the stupid thing is Slashdot doesn't support it! Just try putting UTF-8 characters in a comment or any of the Unicode symbols.

Totally broken if you ask me. People have been whining about it for over a decade.

Re:Show me the TLD (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33915260)

All these people can't standardize text streams.
This is why we need .PNG TLDs. Just draw whatever your language looks like!

Porn domains can be a .(drawing of a penis) or .(drawing of cartoon breasts)

Re:Show me the TLD (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33915380)

Porn domains can be a .(drawing of a penis) or .(drawing of cartoon breasts)

A drawing of yo mama would have both. Or a drawing of your fatass that's so fat you have moobs.

Re:Show me the TLD (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33915278)

It's here:

http://icann.org/en/topics/idn/fast-track/string-evaluation-completion-i-en.htm#ir [icann.org]

No image, though. You will need a browser that supports the characters.

Re:Show me the TLD (1)

LambdaWolf (1561517) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915480)

Or you can copy and paste this into a Python intrepreter:

'\u002e\u0627\u06cc\u0631\u0627\u0646'

Re:Show me the TLD (1)

zippthorne (748122) | more than 3 years ago | (#33916362)

Then you need a terminal that supports the characters.

Which if you have, probably has a direct entry method so you can skip the python altogether.

Re:Show me the TLD (1)

LambdaWolf (1561517) | more than 3 years ago | (#33916446)

True; I should have said IDLE, the windowed IDE, which will render it in all cases as far as I know. I was trying to sidestep the "need a browser that supports the characters" in the GP post. (Also, I believe the code snippet I posted requires Python 3.0 or later.)

Re:Show me the TLD (1)

takowl (905807) | more than 3 years ago | (#33916618)

For Python 2.x, the following should work:

print u'\u002e\u0627\u06cc\u0631\u0627\u0646'

Re:Show me the TLD (1)

X0563511 (793323) | more than 3 years ago | (#33916802)

Dang, not a single unsupported character on the page! Heh, and I can't ready a single one of them anyways.

Re:Show me the TLD (1)

X0563511 (793323) | more than 3 years ago | (#33916808)

For those who are curious but lack the font support:
http: //img257.imageshack.us/img257/2474/tlds.png

Remove the space in the URL. Inserted in the hopes of not exploding tinyurl, you know how slashdot is.

Re:Show me the TLD (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33915288)

An example is several levels deep in the links:

http://icann.org/en/topics/idn/fast-track/string-evaluation-completion-i-en.htm#ir [icann.org]

You'll need browser/os support for the unicode glyphs in order to see it (Firefox on Windows works for me.)

Other countries are there too, like India, China, Egypt, etc.

Re:Show me the TLD (1)

mysidia (191772) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915718)

I tried to post it in a comment. But it seems one of those things that couldn't handle Unicode entry is the comment form on slashdot... Anyways:

try this [lmgtfy.com]

Re:Show me the TLD (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33915992)

Congraats. you have discovered why the idea is meaningless... at least until all computers support all possible charsets.
How do an Iranian guy look for sex.iran from a computer outside Iran (with english keyboard).

Re:Show me the TLD (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33916344)

How do an Iranian guy look for sex.iran from a computer outside Iran (with english keyboard).

I guess he'll just have to use a Mac.

What the internet really needs (2, Funny)

Chuck Chunder (21021) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915226)

Approval of Unicode 1F4A9 as a TLD

Re:What the internet really needs (1)

postbigbang (761081) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915272)

Slow news night, folks. It's ok to move on to something more interesting.

Re:What the internet really needs (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33915452)

No, what the internet really needs is a .Qo TLD planet code... you know... for Qo'noS. Slashdot is much better if you read it in the original Klingon, slashdot.qo

Re:What the internet really needs (2, Insightful)

mysidia (191772) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915744)

Approval of Unicode 1F4A9 as a TLD

The internet domain name system needs to be re-parented; it's too short sighted and will be quickly obsoleted once we need to interact with aliens, space stations, or colonies on other planets.

All the existing TLDs should be moved to thid-level domains under .GL.E.MW. (GL for ground level, E for Earth, MW for Milky-Way Galaxy)

That will provide for proper DNS hierarchy when stations on other planets need to communicate, for example....

WWW.GOOGLE.GSO15.MA.MW. Referring to a Google site local to the internet community in geosynchronous orbit conduit #15 around Mars

Re:What the internet really needs (1)

John Hasler (414242) | more than 3 years ago | (#33916846)

We may eventually have to admit that the hierarchical system won't scale sufficiently. Let's go back to bang paths and pathalias.

Re:What the internet really needs (1)

fritsd (924429) | more than 3 years ago | (#33916360)

That's bullshit.

Re:What the internet really needs (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33916884)

What I'd really like would be 0x0CA0 0x005F 0x0CA0 as the TLD for all URL direction services.

The ccTLDs in question (4, Informative)

Looce (1062620) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915306)

Iran, Islamic Republic of. ccTLDs: xn--mgba3a4f16a, xn--mgba3a4fra.

The Unicode whitelist on Slashdot is preventing us from having the Farsi reading, so see here [icann.org] .

Re:The ccTLDs in question (1)

indeciso (1350357) | more than 3 years ago | (#33916196)

I wonder how their keyboards look like.

Re:The ccTLDs in question (1)

X0563511 (793323) | more than 3 years ago | (#33916822)

http: //img257.imageshack.us/img257/2474/tlds.png

Just in case you lack font support and still want to see it.

What injustice! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33915324)

I demand .AMERICA as a TLD.

You can't see it in Slashdot, but it's in 72 point font, bold and blinking.

Because America is that cool.

Re:What injustice! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33915424)

Not cool enough. The TLD we need, neigh demand, is .U.S.A...U.S.A....U.S.A.USA.USA.USA.USA.USA.USA.USA.USA

Filter error: Don't use so many caps. It's like YELLING but not the awesome type of yelling that befits the USA.

Re:What injustice! (1)

Hognoxious (631665) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915926)

Number ONE! Number ONE!

Re:What injustice! (2, Interesting)

peppepz (1311345) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915956)

While you're at it, you can demand that domain in Shavian [wikipedia.org] . It's a script that is native to English and it's already in Unicode; so you can stop using those foreign roman letters with inconsistent pronunciation.

Re:What injustice! (1)

nacturation (646836) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915982)

I demand .AMERICA as a TLD.

You can't see it in Slashdot, but it's in 72 point font, bold and blinking.

Because America is that cool.

Fuck yeah! [youtube.com]

Re:What injustice! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33916610)

And it will include Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and all this other countries in "AMERICA".

Re:What injustice! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33916828)

America is not a country, it is a continent. (We never came up with a real name for our country.) So, our TLD should be .USA

Re:What injustice! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33916878)

Please show me a continent named 'America'.

Otherwise, you are just one of many nazi neo-cons who want to control what ppl call themselves.

So much AC comments (0, Offtopic)

gagol (583737) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915334)

Is it the Anonymous Coward day? Did I miss something?

Re:So much AC comments (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33915614)

Didn't you get the memo?

Dibs (5, Funny)

asifyoucare (302582) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915336)

Dibs on flockofseagulls.iran.

Re:Dibs (1)

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915500)

Dibs on flockofseagulls.iran.

Yeah, but I got "and.iran"

Re:Dibs (1)

goodmanj (234846) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915546)

God dammit! I came here specifically to post that joke! I HAD DIBS!

Re:Dibs (1)

BancBoy (578080) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915942)

Keep it up boys...this joke could run all night and day.

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Re:http://www.jerseys-2010.com (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33915870)

Ho my, ho my. The only girl in slashdot had to be a spammer.

So? (1, Insightful)

Myria (562655) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915348)

As a sovereign nation, Iran has the same rights to a top-level domain as any other nation, and in her official language now that it is possible. That she is currently out of favor with the West should be irrelevant.

Besides, don't we want more Internet access for Iranians anyway?

Re:So? (2, Insightful)

c6gunner (950153) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915382)

Why in the world would you assume that the article has anything to do with the geopolitical situation? This is like someone writing an article about the price of Viagra coming down, and you yelling "STOP TALKING ABOUT MY ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION!!!". Chill out.

Re:So? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33915412)

Seriously.

Re:So? (5, Insightful)

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915506)

Why in the world would you assume that the article has anything to do with the geopolitical situation?

Maybe because even the freakin summary said that 18 other IDN's have already been approved.
If it weren't for the geopolitical situation, what makes the 18th approval worthy of note?

Re:So? (1)

c6gunner (950153) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915698)

If it weren't for the geopolitical situation, what makes the 18th approval worthy of note?

WTF?

I mean, yeah, no, your argument makes perfect sense. I mean, this year was Superbowl 44, and I barely saw any news coverage at all on TV. After the first few, they stopped being newsworthy.

Re:So? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33916364)

That's gotta be the weakest, most pathetic comeback ever.
Douche of the minute award to you.

Re:So? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33915518)

It's called preemptive trolling, same as any other trolling.

Re:So? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33916242)

Why are we talking about your erectile dysfunction?

Re:So? (2, Funny)

maxwell demon (590494) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915658)

As a sovereign nation, Iran has the same rights to a top-level domain as any other nation, and in her official language now that it is possible

I didn't know that Iran is female. Does it need a burqa to cover the whole country , then?

Re:So? (1)

retchdog (1319261) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915728)

It has one [wikipedia.org] .

Re:So? (1)

Daniel Dvorkin (106857) | more than 3 years ago | (#33916024)

It used to be standard to refer to nations as "she," like ships. The usage is a bit archaic now, but it's not incorrect.

Re:So? (1)

Crypto Gnome (651401) | more than 3 years ago | (#33916708)

The usage is a bit archaic now, but it's not incorrect.

Countries running a theocracy are *all* about archaic, so I guess that's appropriate, really.

was .censor taken ? (1, Funny)

unity100 (970058) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915362)

tho there are many contenders for that tld ...

non-latin names and whois (2, Interesting)

MavEtJu (241979) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915416)

Who has any clarity / clue on how whois gets implemented for these domains?

Re:non-latin names and whois (1)

flnca (1022891) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915486)

Wikipedia [wikipedia.org] ... the ccTLD is encoded in Punycode [wikipedia.org] ... that makes it easy to use in any type of internet software, since it's just ASCII.

Re:non-latin names and whois (1)

ZWNJ (919340) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915946)

Try it now: whois xn--mgbbgcw7khi.xn--mgba3a4f16a.ir

Re:non-latin names and whois (1)

MavEtJu (241979) | more than 3 years ago | (#33916048)

Then the next question is of course, how are the maintainers of whois-servers.net going to handle this?
I'll drop them an email I think!

Edwin

uhh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33915466)

Happy?

Iranian font? (1)

oldhack (1037484) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915510)

Is that nastaliq?

New namespace? (1)

Animats (122034) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915542)

Is this a new namespace, or an alias for the old one?

ICANN: Tower of Babel for the modern day? (4, Insightful)

mykos (1627575) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915646)

I am all for giving people resources in their own language as a stop-gap measure, but in the big picture, it would be nice if we didn't re-segregate the world by language?

Re:ICANN: Tower of Babel for the modern day? (1)

martas (1439879) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915740)

uhh yeah, but good luck getting everyone to agree on what the common language should be.... if it was up to me, i'd vote to eradicate not only all but one language, but all but one culture (don't really care which one, as long as it's compatible with western individual freedoms, and, of course, places scientific advancement high up on the list of priorities). obviously, i'm in the minority...

Re:ICANN: Tower of Babel for the modern day? (2, Insightful)

peppepz (1311345) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915930)

"Eradicating languages and cultures" is not "compatible with western individual freedoms".

Re:ICANN: Tower of Babel for the modern day? (1)

martas (1439879) | more than 3 years ago | (#33916072)

*woosh*. that was a "if i was god, i'd make boobs grow on trees" kind of statement. i wasn't suggesting genocide would be a good idea.

Re:ICANN: Tower of Babel for the modern day? (1)

John Hasler (414242) | more than 3 years ago | (#33916866)

> "if i was god, i'd make boobs grow on trees"

That's a fetish I'd never heard of. The images it calls up are not exactly erotic...

Re:ICANN: Tower of Babel for the modern day? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33915750)

you mean, rather than forcing billions of people around the world to continue using domain names in a foreign character set that they can’t read? “stop-gap?” Until what? Until English takes over the world? News flash: won’t happen. Along with lots of other people, a billion Chinese say otherwise.

Re:ICANN: Tower of Babel for the modern day? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33915828)

Along with lots of other people, a billion Chinese say otherwise.

Pardon me, O Wise One, but just how the fuck do you think a billion Chinese people input their OWN character set (which has about 30,000 characters) using a standard computer keyboard (having the usual 104/105 keys)...?

Once you find out, you're also going to discover just how stupid you sound.

You're welcome.

Re:ICANN: Tower of Babel for the modern day? (1)

Hognoxious (631665) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915940)

You can argue as to whether computers evolved to fit English and similar languages, or the fundamental characteristics of those languages facilitated the development of computers.

But it's a plain fact that some languages and writing systems - Chinese being the obvious one - aren't particularly well suited to computer input.

Re:ICANN: Tower of Babel for the modern day? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33916438)

But it's a plain fact that some languages and writing systems - Chinese being the obvious one - aren't particularly well suited to the western keyboard which is the only kind of input device I'm capable of imagining.

There, fixed that for you.

Re:ICANN: Tower of Babel for the modern day? (1)

_merlin (160982) | more than 3 years ago | (#33916654)

Wubizixing [yale.edu] is the fastest way to type simplified Chinese. It's based on breaking the characters down into radicals. Oh, you thought pinyin romanisation was the only way to type? Silly American boy hasn't ever seen a real Chinese keyboard.

Re:ICANN: Tower of Babel for the modern day? (5, Insightful)

mysidia (191772) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915758)

You have a problem with making Persian the one language used by the whole world?

Re:ICANN: Tower of Babel for the modern day? (1, Interesting)

mykos (1627575) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915818)

My main concern is just about where we're going as a human race. I mean, nobody really thinks of aliens speaking separate languages when you read sci-fi.

I like to think that most people would agree that a single language would be one less roadblock in an advanced society. Not trying to westernize anyone...hell, I'd even accept Chinese dialects since they're the most spoken already.

Re:ICANN: Tower of Babel for the modern day? (-1)

clarkkent09 (1104833) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915884)

hell, I'd even accept Chinese dialects since they're the most spoken already.

Mandarin is the most spoken language by the number of native speakers. English is the most spoken language when you take into account the second language and the foreign language speakers. Plus, English is a hell of a lot more practical.

Re:ICANN: Tower of Babel for the modern day? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33916036)

What people seem to think as a Chinese uniform spoken language is actually more often the uniformity created by the written language. Mandarin Chinese is the most widespread (but also split to rather different own dialects, ~900 million in total), but the other dialects of Wu (think Shanghainese), Hakka, Min, Xiang, Yue and Gan Chinese that can be considered their own spoken languages written on the same system, yet have combined native speaker base of hundreds of millions. US-centric view of the world easily causes very strange quantitative and qualitative distortions of perspective.

An outsider might, with a bit of a stretch, claim that mapping between written and spoken English is almost as unclear as it is on logogrammatic writing systems - there are certainly vast amounts of languages, even prominent ones, that have much more consistent mapping between the two. Think Spanish for instance. So, I question the "obvious practicality" of English you're promoting so much. Other part that makes English pretty hard is the large, historically multilayered vocabulary. There are lots of languages where one can cope quite perfectly with a basis of couple hundred words and the combinations of those, and where etymologies of words are not so completely opaque to average speaker as in English. Finnish is my preference in this regard, but I might be a bit biased as a native speaker.

Re:ICANN: Tower of Babel for the modern day? (1)

mischi_amnesiac (837989) | more than 3 years ago | (#33916150)

Yeah, but with just one language you lose so much cultural difference. In danish, "sild" means herring, but can also be used to refer to a hot girl. "Skat" means tax, als well as treasure and can be used as "min skat" - my dear. In icelandic, the word for computer is composed of an ancient word for witch and the word for number, so a computer in icelandic literally means "number witch". Even english has so many words borrowed from other languages, like Zeitgeist, Angst, Kindergarten or Leitmoti(f/v). Studying foreign languages gives you so much insight into the cultural differences if you think about how certain words are used. I think that english already is the standard language that you use on the internet, but I don't like the idea of forcing everybody to use one specific mother tongue. There are too many languages already dying out today. Every language has word plays that you can't translate which would be lost. In german we have "Widerstand ist zwewcklos", which means "Resistance is futile" but also "Resistor is futile". I think you can come up with an idea for a T-Shirt with that sentence in german yourself.

Re:ICANN: Tower of Babel for the modern day? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33916426)

I like to think that most people would agree that a single language would be one less roadblock in an advanced society. Not trying to westernize anyone...hell, I'd even accept Chinese dialects since they're the most spoken already.

Differences in language didn't just come out of nowhere, though. Languages change - just read some Chaucer if you don't believe me -, and if two groups of people aren't interacting, then their respective changes WILL eventually reach a point where the languages aren't mutually comprehensible anymore.

Put another way, you can't DECREE that we should have a single language; having the necessary social infrastructure to keep this sort of diversion from happening is a necessary precondition. It's not sufficient if you already have different languages, like we do, but instituting a common language without having the mechanisms to keep it from fracturing again is worthless.

Of course, actually going from "many languages" to "one common language" is going to be nigh impossible, too. Language is tied to culture as well, and people will object to being required to learn a new language all of a sudden and use that... and understandably so, too.

Re:ICANN: Tower of Babel for the modern day? (2, Insightful)

peppepz (1311345) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915916)

Being able to speak your own language has nothing to do with not being able to understand others' languages.

I believe computers should adapt to people's customs and not the opposite; current technology gives us the opportunity for this to happen more often than not, and localised domain names are a step in that direction.

Re:ICANN: Tower of Babel for the modern day? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33916602)

But I don't want to learn French!

DAMN COMMIE LOVERS !! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33915686)

This ICANN CAN take IRAM (non-latun) and SHOVE it up their commie asses !!

Why not .arabic? (1)

blind biker (1066130) | more than 3 years ago | (#33915990)

Farsi uses the arabic script - in fact, farsi and arabic written languages are indistinguishable. If the whole point of .IRAN is to support the farsi script, then why have it as a separate entity from an arabic TLD?

Re:Why not .arabic? (1)

k8to (9046) | more than 3 years ago | (#33916090)

Yeah, why not just put all western domains under .latin. (uhhh....)

Re:Why not .arabic? (2, Informative)

tonique (1176513) | more than 3 years ago | (#33916140)

FYI: Persian alphabet is derived from, and looks similar to, the Arabic script but the written languages are certainly distinguishable. Being able to distinguish might require some expertise -- I can't do it anyway. Also, the Persian (or Perso-Arabic) script is used by many other languages.

Wikipedia knows these things:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perso-Arabic_script [wikipedia.org]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_alphabet [wikipedia.org]

Re:Why not .arabic? (1)

wmac (1107843) | more than 3 years ago | (#33916320)

In case you are interested, genuine alphabet of middle history Iran has been Pahlavi

http://www.omniglot.com/writing/mpersian.htm [omniglot.com]

and the more older one (i.e. thousands of years of history) is Mikhi alphabet:

http://www.persiancalligraphy.org/History-of-Calligraphy.html [persiancalligraphy.org]

Re:Why not .arabic? (1)

Crypto Gnome (651401) | more than 3 years ago | (#33916700)

Nuclear Weaponry?

OOPS, I mean peaceful generation of electricity for civillian uses, by nuclear means.

Domain Mix-N-Match (1)

DavidD_CA (750156) | more than 3 years ago | (#33916396)

icame.isaw.iran

icrawl.iwalk.iran

any others?

Domain Mix-N-Match (1)

sempir (1916194) | more than 3 years ago | (#33916432)

How bout icame.isaw.iconcurred. next?
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