Multilinguism / Industry Updates

Independent Endorsement of Dot Chinese Online & Dot Chinese Website

FairWinds' Founding Partner, Phil Lodico, mentions several business, social and cultural benefits that registrants enjoy with fully-Chinese domain names. more

.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. more

TLD Registry Sponsored Xinnet's Partner Conference in Nanjing

TLD Registry's 2nd Principal Sponsorship of China's largest domain name registrar, Xinnet's partner conference roadshow concluded in Nanjing today. more

.WANG Enters Landrush This Week

As a pinyin, "wang"is the Mandarin pronunciation of a number of Chinese characters, including 王 (means "king") and网 (means "web" or "net"). Many household brands, social media or retail platforms website are pronounced and known to Chinese users as "brand-wang". more

Public Interest Registry Offers New Internationalized Domain Names to General Public

Public Interest Registry today announced the general availability of three new Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) which translate to "organisation" or "institution" in non-Latin-based scripts -- one in Devanagari, one in Cyrillic, and one in simplified Chinese. more

New gTLD .WANG Launched - Here Is Why "Wang" Is Both "King" and "Net" to the Chinese

Zodiac is pleased to announce the launch of .wang. As a pinyin (the official phonetic system for transcribing Chinese characters into Latin alphabet), "wang" is the Mandarin pronunciation of a number of Chinese characters, including 王 and 网. more

Public Interest Registry Announces Sunrise Period for New Internationalized Domain Names

Qualified domain trademark holders can now submit applications for each of these three new domains which translate to "organisation" or "institution" in non-Latin-based scripts -- one in Devanagari (.संगठन), one in Cyrillic (.орг), and one in simplified Chinese (.机构). Registration will open to all interested parties beginning May 27. more

New Chinese "Mobile" Top-Level Domain Now Available

Global registry services provider and dotMobi registry operator Afilias today announced the general availability of its first Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) at the top level: .移动 (.MOBILE in Chinese). more

The Future of Chinese Domain Names (a Panel Discussion)

During TLD Registry's March 21 premium domain name auction in Macau, DomainIncite's Kevin Murphy moderated a 20-minute panel discussion on the future of Chinese IDNs. more

Afilias Welcomes "Dot Chinese Online" and "Dot Chinese Website" Top-Level Domains to the Internet

Global registry services provider Afilias today announced the completion of technical preparations for the Landrush launch of the new Dot Chinese Online (.在线) and Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) top-level domains (TLD). more