Non-Latin Script in URLs
Starting in 2010, URLs will being to include non-Latin text. Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) voted last week for these changes, and representatives of this organization stated that this is a major milestone since the organizations inception in 1989.
For as long as the Internet has existed, it has used Latin characteristics. So what should we expect to see in the near future? URLs will begins to incorporate characters from the Russian, Chinese, Arabic alphabet.
It will make evaluating sources more challenging for those who do not use the alphabets. However, it will be likely that existing web sites will keep their current URL address(es) and incorporate newer “alternative” URLs that compliment and direct global traffic to existing or parallel sites.