|Developers:||Coordination center of the national domain of the Internet (CC)|
|Date of the premiere of the system:||2020/05/27|
|Last Release Date:||2020/07/31|
an Opportunity to test a product on correctness of support of domain names to them in a zone. Russian Federation
On July 31, 2020 it became known that Поддерживаю.РФ invites software developers.
Project of the Coordination center of domains. RU/.RF on support of the Cyrillic domains Поддерживаю.РФ moves to other level. Now each software developer or service can test the product on correctness of support of domain names to them in a zone. The Russian Federation and to receive the appropriate certificate.
For this purpose it is necessary to complete on the website a free training course on introduction to universal acceptance, including work with IDN and EAI, and then to test the product according to the published technique and to provide information on test results to organizers of the project. The programs and services which received the certificate will also be published in the IDN directory and EAI compatible solutions of the project. In case of need making changes in the code and architecture of products, technical specialists of Поддерживаю.РФ are ready to render to developers necessary consultations.
The Поддерживаю.РФ project is designed to help software developers to implement full support of IDN domain names and EAI of the postal addresses in their products, and – it is correct to system administrators to select and configure software, having such opportunity. On the website of the project Russian-language documentation on work with the internationalized domain names and the postal addresses, including standards and best practices on their processing in the software is collected and also the directory of software products with indication of the current situation with support of IDN and EAI protocols by them is constantly updated.
In July, 2020 the preparatory part of the project including development of technical recommendations about work with the Cyrillic domains and also researches of the Runet of the software, most important for support, a situation with use of the domain was complete. The Russian Federation in the Russian network segment and the current level of support by the Russian Internet resources of the Cyrillic e-mail addresses.
Start of the program of support of the Cyrillic domains
On May 27, 2020 company Coordination center of domains. RU/.RF announced start of the program of support of the Cyrillic domains (. Russian Federation (domain)). The project which received the name Поддерживаю.РФ is directed to the solution of one of problems in work with non Latin and, in particular, the Cyrillic domain names – ensuring their transparent support in the software.
According to the company in spite of the fact that non Latin domain names (IDN) exist more than 10 years, a considerable part of software uses converting of domains in ASCII through the Punycode conversion and displays them in such type that frightens unprepared users and worsens the user experience. The separate problem is made by the internationalized postal addresses (EAI) which for May, 2020 are used extremely seldom as failure in their support on any of intermediate mail nodes leads to nondelivery of the message.
Поддерживаю.РФ is designed to help software developers to implement full support of IDN domain names and EAI of the postal addresses, first of all, Cyrillic, in their products, and – it is correct to system administrators to select and configure software, having such opportunity. On the website of the project Russian-language documentation on work with the internationalized domain names and the postal addresses, including standards and best practices on their processing in the software is collected and also the directory of software products with indication of the current situation with support of IDN and EAI protocols by them is constantly updated.
The project also contains the bug tracker where everyone can enter the software product tested by it which is not supporting non Latin domain names yet, to describe the problems connected with it and also to offer completions. Kontributora Open Source of products, if desired, can undertake entering into the code of IDN domains, necessary for support, and EAI of the postal addresses of corrections. In the nearest future on the project website training courses on work with IDN domains and the EAI addresses with a possibility of obtaining the certificate will also appear.
|In national domain zones of content in national languages it is more, than in the general top-level domains. And IDN domains which treats and . The Russian Federation, promote preserving of language variety in network, support users who know only a mother tongue, and help bigger number of people to become full-fledged Internet users. But for transparent and simple use these domains should be supported by the existing software, and the Поддерживаю.РФ project – a step to the solution of this task.|
Andrey Vorobyov, the director of the Coordination center of domains told. RU/.RF
The Поддерживаю.РФ project manager Maria Kolesnikova added that according to a research of UNESCO for May, 2020, 98% of web pages contain content in only 12 national languages, and it is necessary to make efforts for preserving of a position and development of presence of Russian online not only in the field of content, but also at the level of infrastructure of the Internet. And for this purpose the full-fledged ecosystem of support of the Cyrillic domain names and the postal addresses on which all Russian-language Internet community needs to work is required.