Never a nation that likes to follow the crowd, Russia has decided it's a little bit fed up with this internet malarkey and would probably prefer to do its own version … in Cyrillic. Oh dear, just a few weeks into the job and already Icann's new chairman Peter Dengate Thrush has to try and deal with this spot of bother. Or maybe he doesn't; apparently the Kremlin is arguing that it will be better able to monitor its citizens' internet activity if this brave new Russo-net is established.
So will we all soon be celebrating an end to the dirtying up of our interweb by Russian-based cyber criminals? Um, probably not, Sneak suspects. The wheels of the international domain name industry move about as quickly as those on Sneak's 14 year-old Ford Fiesta.
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