CNNIC said ‘.China’ domain names will be used fastest in the first quarter of next year

Relevant responsible person at CNNIC said today that, in accordance with procedures projectioned, the fastest time for general use was the first quarter of next year. “China” domain will be universally used.

October 30, the 36th ICANN annual meeting in Seoul approved the “national top-level domain Internationalized Domain Names (IDN ccTLD) fast-track implementation plan,” which showed that it had been a foregone conclusion that “.China” and other international domain names were written into the global root Domain Name System to achieve world-wide barrier-free access, and enter the substantive stage of global deployment.

Today is the fist opening day for ICANN to open its Internationalized Domain Names national top-level domain registration.

According to the application process, ICANN will firstly review the applications, which would include the integrity and stability of the DNS and so on, this process takes about one and a half to 2 months; later it also needs 1-2 months to complete the Internet deputy members Authority (IANA) authorization process.

Accordingly, the relevant CNNIC person in charge expected, in accordance with the above-mentioned processes,the fastest time was the first quarter of 2010. “.China” domain name will be written to the global root domain name system to achieve world-wide barrier-free access.

In addition, it has been introduced in the browser address bar ‘.’ And ‘。’are completely equivalent, without need to switch input methods, and the future Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese will also be equivalent, which can be easily used by the global Chinese Internet users.

Data showed that at present more than 90% of the national ministries, provincial government agencies; more than 95% of the media news Web sites; more than 90% of the national 211 key universities; More than half of Chinese 100 strong enterprises and more than 40% of China’s top 500 strong enterprises have been registered to “.China” domain names.


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