Home / Industry

Pre-Delegation Testing for Dot Chinese Online (.在线) & Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) Begins

TLD Registry Ltd is thrilled to announce that today the Pre-Delegation Testing (PDT) for Dot Chinese Online (.在线) & Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) will begin. This marks a substantive step towards our go-live plans, which we estimate will take place early next year.

PDT, an ICANN requirement for all New gTLDS, is a series of technical tests to ensure a gTLD is fully operational before it goes live. Passing the PDT means our revolutionary Chinese gTLDs met the technical and operational criteria required by ICANN and will have stable operational performance once they go live. A standard PDT test usually takes about a month so we anticipate our PDT will be successfully completed around December 9.

The next major stage for Dot Chinese Online & Dot Chinese Website, after a successful PDT, will be for the essential new Chinese TLDs to be delegated into the IANA root, which we expect to occur around January 8, 2014.

China's media has embraced Dot Chinese Online and Dot Chinese Website. Since our public launch at April 2013's ICANN meeting in Beijing, we have soared from zero mentions in Chinese media to more than 2,650. We're not aware of another Chinese gTLD which has performed as strongly in the competitive Chinese marketplace of ideas.

Our warm welcome in China has given us the confidence that Dot Chinese Online & Dot Chinese Website will lead the revolution of a fully-Chinese language Internet in China as well as other Chinese speaking communities around the world. Once our fully-Chinese domain names are adopted by Chinese business and service providers, Chinese netizens will only need to write or type their own language to access many websites. This is a remarkable improvement on nearly 650 million people's online lives.

About Dot Chinese Online & Dot Chinese Website

Dot Chinese Online & Dot Chinese Website

Dot Chinese Online (.在线) & Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) are the essential new Chinese TLDs. (Learn More)

Related topics: Domain Names, Registry Services, ICANN, Multilinguism, Top-Level Domains

WEEKLY WRAP — Get CircleID's Weekly Summary Report by Email:

Comments

To post comments, please login or create an account.

Related Blogs

Related News

Topics

Industry Updates – Sponsored Posts

ICANN London Recap Webinar

Four Reasons to Move from .COM to Your .BRAND Domain

Neustar to Launch usTLD Stakeholder Council

Introducing the New .ORGANIC Domain: A Trusted, Credible Space for Organic Products on the Web

.WANG - 15,000 Registrations on Day One of General Availability

Dot Brand: Why Your Brand Needs Its Own Top-Level Domain

Afilias Announces Start of .BLACK Sunrise Period

Radix Launches Three New TLDs in Sunrise With Backing from 50+ Registrar Partners

.WANG General Availability Opens on June 30, 2014

Continuing to Work in the Public Interest

.Press Domain Names - The Changing Face of Journalism

LogicBoxes Waives Upfront Fees for New gTLD Vertical Integration Solutions

Radix Announces .Website Launch Timeline

.Host Timeline Released As Pioneer Program Kicks Off

TLD Registry Sponsored Xinnet's Partner Conference in Nanjing

Afilias Selected for CIO 100 Award

Victorian Government & ARI Agree to Long-Term .melbourne Partnership

.WANG Enters Landrush This Week

Public Interest Registry Offers New Internationalized Domain Names to General Public

Logicboxes Delivers Vertical Integration Solution for .WIEN Retail Operation, Netzadresse.at

Sponsored Topics