“.中国” Now Accessible From Outside China

CNNIC has yesterday announced that “.中国” country-code Top-Level-Domain is now ready and accessible from outside China.

One example website is CNNIC’s URL in Chinese: http://中国互联网络信息中心.中国/

as well as 新浪.中国

IDN stands for Internationalised Domain Name, and refers to any domain names that contains non ASCII character.
ICANN’s IDN ccTLD Fast track process aims to introduce country code top-level domains such as 。中国 into the Internet, in recognition of the diverse languages of the world’s Internet users.

Note that Chinese cc TLDs were already available in China, but are not yet accessible outside of China. This is because ICANN had only recently standardised and accepted non-latin cc TLDs.

source: webscannotes.com

4 Comments

  1. China’s idn ccTLDs 中国 and 中國 went live to the world on 9th July 2010

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  3. Kitvy says:

    I try to access: http://中国互联网络信息中心.中国/ and 新浪.中国
    But both give me error.
    Do I need to install or add some plugin?

  4. Kitvy says:

    Gotcha. :)

    I can click the domain name on my previous comment.

    The domain name need converted to: http://xn--fiqa61au8b7zsevnm8ak20mc4a87e.xn--fiqs8s

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