Starting next year, web addresses for the internet will be allowed in non-Latin letters.
The proposal was initially approved in 2008 and is on track for finally approval this week at the meeting in Seoul of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
The move the biggest change in the Internet since it was invented 40 years ago.
If approved, the non-Latin addresses would begin appearing in mid-2010, according to Rod Beckstrom, president of ICANN.
A new agreement that took effect on Oct. 1 "puts it under the scrutiny of the global 'Internet community'.
USA Today has contributed to the report.
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