Posts Tagged ‘chinese idn’

Google Registers 18 IDN Domains

National Business Daily reported:  18 domain names registered by Internet giant which included adsense.中国、adwords.中国、android.中国、blogspot.中国、chrome.中国、chromium.中国、 doubleclick.中国、gmail.中国、google.中国、googlemail.中国、googlemaps.中国、 googleplus.中国、igoogle.中国、nexus.中国、orkut.中国、picasa.中国、postini.中国、youtube. 中国 .中国 is the Chinese IDN ccTLD. The well-known IT commentator Cao Yueping says 18 domain registrations is a signal that China is still remains as a key market for Google. China Mobile Internet Industry Alliance Secretary-General Lee Yi [...]

SGNIC Launches Internationalised Domain Names

On 15 June 2011, SGNIC announced the launch of Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs). The launch will take place in the following phases: Sunrise Phase 1          4 July 11 – 15 August 11 Sunrise Phase 2         12 September 11 – 8 November 11 General Launch          14 December 11 onwards Registrations of IDNs can be made with [...]

Limei Liu: Suggestions on IDN Variant Management

To some applicants, ICANN’s variant management policy in DAG4 has become a big obstacle to the new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) application. The policy is to delegate the string while reserving the variants, and these variants will not be delegated until a sound mechanism is developed and the desired variants are evaluated. But for some [...]

ICANN Approves Chinese IDN

Brussels, Belgium… 25 June 2010… Millions of Chinese language users will soon be able to access the Internet using Chinese script following a decision today by ICANN’s Board of Directors to approve a set of Chinese language internationalized domain names. “This approval is a significant change for Chinese language users worldwide,” said Rod Beckstrom, President [...]

ICANN passes resolution to China’s IDN ccTLD applications

NAIROBI, Mar 13, 2010 (Xinhua via COMTEX) — The wrap-up meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) board passed a resolution to China’s IDN ccTLD applications, the Chinese delegation to the meeting has told Xinhua. According to this resolution, ICANN president and CEO has been assigned to draft an Implementation Plan [...]

ICANN Head Visiting China After ‘dot-China’ Request

The head of the global Internet addressing authority will visit China this week, according to people briefed on the matter, highlighting questions about China’s Web censorship after it applied to offer domain names that end with Chinese characters. Rod Beckstrom, CEO of the California-based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), will visit China [...]

Hong Kong to launch .香港 full Chinese IDN in 2010

HKIRC announced that ‘.香港’ registrations will be offered free to all ‘.hk’ customers in the second half of 2010 with the aim of helping them develop their sites with full Chinese domain names.  This is to increase the popularity of Chinese domain names and to maximize benefits to the Internet community, and ultimately to sustain [...]

SGNIC Launched Chinese IDNs in Singapore

Businesses and consumers can look forward to using Chinese characters in their website address to better reach their customers or friends who prefer Chinese web addresses. The Singapore Network Information Centre (SGNIC), the national registry for domain names. This opens up new options for domain names, as anyone can soon register for Web addresses such [...]

China to apply for .中国 ‘Zhongguo’ domain name

China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) today will apply for the top-level Chinese domain name “Zhongguo”(written in pinyin), to key Internet oversight agency the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), www.people.com.cn reported. Global netizens may be able to log on to the Internet with the new domain at the beginning of next year [...]

Meet the next generation of country codes

So now that the media hype over internationalized domain names (IDNs) has died down, let’s focus on the messy details of what this all means. First of all, we’re not about to see the non-Latin equivalent of .com anytime soon. Certainly not next year. There are several reason for this which I will cover in [...]