Why Chinese web addresses often use a string of numbers – non-Roman writing systems still not widely accepted on the Internet

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When website addresses using writing systems such as Chinese and Arabic were introduced in 2009, it was seen as a move that would change the Internet. But 12 years later, much of the Web is tied to the Roman alphabet — and Icann, the organization responsible for protecting the Internet’s infrastructure, is on a mission to change that. “The truth of the matter is that even though half of the world’s population uses the Internet today, it is the world’s elite – mainly those….

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