[At-Large] Opera now lets you ditch boring web links and use emojis instead

sivasubramanian muthusamy 6.internet at gmail.com
Sun Feb 20 16:52:10 UTC 2022

What does ICANN think about private and often proprietary 'innovations'
that aspire to "cause a major shift in the way the Internet [DNS] works" ?

On Fri, Feb 18, 2022, 20:47 Dev Anand Teelucksingh via At-Large <
at-large at atlarge-lists.icann.org> wrote:

> Hyperbole aside, wonder how (or if) emails could work - Dev Anand
> https://blogs.opera.com/news/2022/02/opera-emoji-links-yat/
> "Are you ready to take emojis to the next level? How about using emojis
> for a website address? Our new partnership with Yat is helping make this
> dream come true, by integrating their emoji system into our browsers on
> Windows, Mac, Android and iOS, as well as in the Opera Crypto Browser
> Project
> <https://blogs.opera.com/crypto/2022/01/opera-crypto-browser-project-web3/>.
> Long story short, you can now access emoji-only-based web addresses and
> register your unique strings of emojis as your personal domains.
> With Opera as the first browser to enable emoji-only based web addresses,
> we’re bringing a new level of creativity to the internet, letting you
> navigate the web with strings of emojis as URLs, instead of letters and
> words.
> This is a major shift in the way the internet works, and is sign of the
> changing times. Thirty-some years ago, the world wide web was first
> launched to the public, but not much has changed in regards to weblinks,
> and we still use .com in our URLs. Now though, through this integration
> with Yat, all you Opera fans can ditch .com, or even words in general, and
> make your way to websites using emojis. It’s new, it’s easier and certainly
> a lot more fun.
> The emojification of Opera is thanks to Yat <https://emojis.y.at/>, the
> company that allows you to own personalized strings of emojis. The
> emoji-centric integration lets you easily find yat pages—unique domains
> that are generated when you create a yat from a personalized string of
> emojis...."
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