August 12, 2010 11:24
Starting next year people will be able to type domain names in Hangeul or written Korean in their Internet address bar to visit web sites in Korean.
Currently some Internet addresses can be typed partly in Hangeul, however the domain name is still in English such as ".kr."
The Korea Communications Commission said it is planning to introduce a system that will enable people to type everything in Korean. The Korea Information Security Agency also said that it has applied to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to use Hangeul domain names. KISA plans to provide the appropriate regulations and Domain Name System by the end of this year.
The new service will make web browsing more convenient for many users, especially those who surf via smartphone.
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