The Asahi Shimbun had an article this morning about the introduction of non-alphabet internet domain extensions. In response to demands from countries where the roman alphabet is not used, ICANN decided in November last year on a policy allowing non-alphabetic extensions. The example given in the article was kanji: from 2009 it will be possible to have a URL which looks like this:
Since 2001 it has been possible to use non-alphabetic characters for domains, eg:
So from 2009 this will be possible:
The details of the policy will be hammered out this year. Though the article focused on Japanese, naturally these changes will also allow the use of Arabic, Devanagari etc.
NB According to the TV news, Japanese seniors will find the changes helpful, as they haven't really taken to those newfangled roman letters.