considering that the adopted universal language is English, I don't know how they are going to make this work. I understand where they want to let everyone do there own thing but at some point you have to draw the line.
Take air traffic control for example. It doesn't matter if you are a french pilot flying from Paris to Berlin, everyone speaks English. Nobody would be able to communicate with each other otherwise.
Can you imagine a day where we have Chinese character URL's running around? I don't even know how to find them.
[citation][nom]Honis[/nom]Time to invest in anti-phishing software companies![/citation]Hopefully, the browsers will display the URL in some way that you're able to distinguish very similar letters from other alphabets. Otherwise, it will only make phishing easier...
This is a great step by ICANN towards an Internet for all. It does make sense that a site in Russian should also have the URL in Russian. Use Google translate if you want to find out what it says on a website in Greek
[citation][nom]decept[/nom]But this have already been the case for a long time. I know of both Swedish and Hebrew URLs.[/citation]
I think that I read that this type of address has been possible for a while but isn't internationally supported. For example a chineese URL could work in China and some other countries but wouldn't be accessable from others. This seems to move it a bit wider to anyone who can type it (or be directed there by a link / virus) can get there.