Home / Industry

TLD Registry Ltd Announces Starting Roster of 26 Chinese and International Registrars

TLD Registry Ltd the owner-operator of the Chinese New gTLDs Dot Chinese Online (.在线) and Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) announced today its starting roster of registrars. The registry's international network of partners comprises 26 leading domain name registrars serving every continent and major region of the world.

"According to our research, we have made domain name history", said CEO Arto Isokoski from Hong Kong. "No other Chinese language New gTLD registry has achieved such a substantial global distribution network. We're very proud of our performance, and even more proud of our fantastic registrar partners in China and around the world."

The 26 registrars which have signed Registry-Registrar Agreements (RRAs) with TLD Registry are listed with principal offices in brackets:

101domain (USA)
35.com (China)
Ascio/NetNames (Denmark, USA, UK, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Norway, Germany)
BizCN (China)
CSC Digital Brand Services CSC Digital Brand Services (USA)
Dynadot (USA)
EJEE (China)
Encirca (USA)
eNom (USA)
EuroDNS (Luxembourg)
Hexonet (Germany, Canada)
HiChina/Net.cn (China)
Instra Corp (Australia, New Zealand)
IP Mirror (Singapore, China, Japan, Korea, Germany)
Key-Systems (Germany, USA)
Lexsynergy (UK, South Africa, Australia, Austria, Tanzania, USA)
Macaria (Spain, Chile, USA)
Mailclub (France, Canada)
MarkMonitor (USA, UK)
name.com (USA)
Nawang (China)
Net-Chinese (Taiwan)
Openprovider (Netherlands, Spain)
State Commission for Public Sector Reform (SCOPSR) (China Central Government)
SuperRegistry/Momentous (Canada)
XinNet (China)

Dot Chinese Online and Dot Chinese Website's Sunrise period begins this Friday, January 17, 2014, and runs for 60 days. A VIP celebration event hosted at the Finnish ambassador's residence in Beijing will mark the end of Sunrise on March 17. Following a 2-day quiet period, the Landrush period will begin with a major Chinese "feng shui" ceremony in China's Macau on March 20. An international hybrid-online/live auction of valuable premium domain names in the registry's TLDs will be held at the Galaxy Macau on the following day, March 21. The Landrush period will run through the weeklong ICANN meeting in Singapore (March 23 – 27) and China's Qing Ming festival (April 4 – 6) and conclude on Thursday April 24. A three-day quiet period will immediately follow. General availability of domain names in Dot Chinese Online and Dot Chinese Website will begin on Monday 28 April, 2014.

All of the landmark days in the go-live schedule has been set to coincide with auspicious days in the ancient Chinese almanac. The almanac was created during the Han Dynasty around 200BC, and continues to be an important guide to the lives and businesses of more than a billion Chinese people.

"Domain names in Dot Chinese Online and Dot Chinese Website are the clear leaders amongst the Chinese language New gTLDs", said the registry's CMO, Simon Cousins. "Our TLDs have generated more than 1,000 media stories in China and worldwide since our public announcement in Arpil 2013. The high level of interest in our domains from China's and the world's leading registrars is testament to their relevance to Chinese speakers everywhere."

TLD Registry's Senior Marketing Manager, Lillian Zhang said from the NamesCon domain name conference in Las Vegas, "By collaborating with a renowned feng shui master we have ensured that our domain names will be viewed as auspicious by hundreds of millions of potential registrants. Our philosophy has always been to bring the benefits of Chinese language domain names to the entire world of Chinese speaking people, and we anticipate fast uptake of our premium and general domains."

Pinky Brand, TLD Registry's Director of Registrar Relations said, "I see the same market potential for Chinese domains as I did for ccTLDs 18 years ago. As a part of the .mobi launch team in 2006, I know it is no small feat to launch a TLD and achieve the global #6 position in under four years. I'm utterly confident that Dot Chinese Online and Dot Chinese Website will occupy the top positions in the Chinese speaking world."

Back-end DNS services for Dot Chinese Online and Dot Chinese Website are managed by Afilias, and premium domain name sales are managed by Sedo.

For more information about Dot Chinese Online and Dot Chinese Website, please visit the TLD Registry website at http://internetregistry.info, http://nic.在线 or http://nic.中文网

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, Multilinguism, Top-Level Domains

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

Related Blogs

Related News

Explore Topics

Industry Updates – Sponsored Posts

Meet Boston Ivy, Home to Some of the Most Specialized TLDs in the Financial Services Sector

Move Beyond Defensive Domain Name Registrations, Towards Strategic Thinking

Is Your TLD Threat Mitigation Strategy up to Scratch?

Verisign Launches New gTLDs for the Korean Market, .닷컴 and .닷넷

Verisign Opens Landrush Program Period for .コム Domain Names

Domain Management Handbook from MarkMonitor

Afilias Announces Relaunch of .GREEN TLD

New .PROMO Domain Sunrise Period Begins Today

US Court Grants DCA Trust's Motion for Preliminary Injunction on .Africa gTLD

Minds + Machines Group Announces Outsourcing Agreements, Web Address Change

.STORE Opens its Doors to Brands

Startup on .TECH New Top-Level Domain Receives $6.7 Million in Funding

United States Court Has Granted an Interim Relief for DCA Trust on .Africa gTLD

February Biggest Month to Date for Radix, Over 750K Domain Registrations

Radix & WHMCS Offer Free .HOST Domains to All WHMCS Customers

New .BET Domain Now Available to the Public

Radix and SnapNames Announce Exclusive Partnership

Radix Gives Its TLD .SPACE a Makeover

New .PET Domain Available to the Public

.Store Set to Launch in April

Sponsored Topics

Afilias - Mobile & Web Services

Mobile

Sponsored by
Afilias - Mobile & Web Services
Afilias

DNS Security

Sponsored by
Afilias
Verisign

Security

Sponsored by
Verisign
Port25

Email

Sponsored by
Port25