Breaking the Internet Language Barrier

Author: V. Sridhar, Professor, IIIT Bangalore and Dr. Ajay Data, Co-Chair of ICANN Neo Brahmi Generation Panel

 This article illustrates the following: 

1. The evolution of the domain name system that translates the human-readable Internet resource names into machine-readable format;

2. The internationalization of the domain names including the .bharat initiative of the Indian government and the efforts of the Neo Brahmi Generation Panel of ICANN for generating domain names in Indian languages;

3. The call for software developers and users alike for the Universal Acceptance of domain names in Indian languages and scripts.

Read the entire article published in the opinion page of Financial Express on April 20, 2019.