Abstract: The Internet has changed everything, the way we live our life, the way we communicate with each other and the way we do business. It is a world-wide broadcasting capability, a mechanism for information and interaction between individuals without regard to geographical distances. However, it is no denying a fact that the majority of languages used on the Internet are non-English. Keeping in view these facts non-Englishspeakers diverge their efforts to access their local language sites easily and comfortably. Efforts in this regard have already been made in Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK), in Arabic and in other languages. Thatís whythe need for an Internationalized Domain Name System (IDNS) is foreseen. The IDNS allows people from under-developed countries to participate on the Internet in their own local languages. This platform is the main standard technology, which helps the under-developed economies to overcome the technological barriers and to take part into main stream. This study is written keeping in view the future use of the Internet by non-English speakers using IDNS platform. The study first discusses the concept of IDNS platform, followed by issues related to Urdu, Sindhi and Arabic Top Level Domains (TLDs) and how to accommodate these languages in main stream Internet and issues related to implement IDNS and finally the concluding remarks.
Tariq Rahim Soomro and Ghassan Al-Qaimari , 2007. Internationalized Domain Name System (IDNS): Future of the Internet . Asian Journal of Information Technology, 6: 998-1002.