May 25th 2005
Bakker, Public-Root CEO, announced
today the delegation of three Chinese
character Top Level Domains (TLDs)
in the Public-Root. The TLDs sponsored
by the Ministry
of Information Industry (MII)
of the People's Republic of China
(".gongsi" for "company"),
(".wangluo" which means
"networking"), and ""
the Simplified Chinese character extension
efforts of the Chinese Government
in launching multilingual TLDs is
a historical event in Internet history"
said Bakker. Pre-launch preparations
in China would see over 50 Million
Chinese Internet users accessing the
new domains. "This is a revolution
in trade, commerce and communications,"
wide usability of multilingual domain
names was achieved in China through
a successful distribution program.
Search engines, leading Chinese software
developers and the four national ISPs
adopted the necessary software to
enable their users.
continued effort by MII to increase
widespread deployment of Chinese character
domains should result in near-100%
usability within the year in the Greater
Chinese community. This community
accounts for roughly one-quarter of
all Internet users worldwide.