D.G. writes:

The UN continues to poke its nose into the internet’s business:http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-6131394.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punycode

There are some wonderful statements in that zdnet article:

“This new society leaves people isolated, marginalized…”

“Linguistic diversity should be ‘the key principle of Internet governance…'”

“Hamid Shahriari, part of Iran’s delegation to the U.N.’s Internet Governance Forum, blamed Microsoft for having software that does ‘not work hardly on my own languages.'”

And now you will be havening to be enjoying to read my opinion: It may or may not be a good idea to have multi-lingual domain names; that’s not for me to decide. If, however, those are the only reasons we can come up with, then it’s not a good idea.