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.WANG General Availability Opens on June 30, 2014

Zodiac Registry announces that its much anticipated general availability of .wang TLD will start at 0:00 June 30, Beijing Time.

Eugene Li, the CEO of Zodiac Registry says: ".wang is a unique extension that reflects the essence of Chinese language while in the meantime enjoys flexibility of interpretation. As the landrush period is drawing to a close, we are seeing a spike in registration activities — 469 great names were registered on day one of the last week of landrush. Three-character names and generic pinyin names have proven to be very popular and many of them are now live websites. The enthusiasm from the market reinforces our confidence that .wang has the potential to be "the king of the net" in the Chinese market."

When Chinese people talk about a website or the Internet, they are referring to "网" (wang). Other Chinese characters share the same pinyin, too. For example, 王, one of the oldest Chinese family names in China, is spelt as "wang". 王 also means "king" in Chinese culture. Here are some statistics: there are over 3.2 million websites in China; hundreds of thousands of household names and brands are known as "wang" online; and over 100 million Chinese people have the surname wang.

According to Eugene Li, "although .wang is a Chinese pinyin, we don't think the market is confined to Chinese-speaking users. Indeed, as a generic string, .wang has no registrant eligibility criteria so it is open for everyone to register. We're working closely with channel partners around the globe who've shown keen interest in promoting and developing the .wang TLD."

For more information, visit http://www.nic.wang/.

About Zodiac Registry

Zodiac Registry

Zodiac Holdings Limited and its affiliates were founded in 2008 in anticipation of the launch of the ICANN new gTLD program. Zodiac is the single largest new gTLD applicant with a total of 15 applications that are uniquely positioned to serve the Chinese speaking Internet users around the globe. Zodiac has a core team of domain industry veterans with its headquarters in Beijing. (Learn More)

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