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HKNet to provide registration service for multilingual domain name

Online, Technology Press, 14 January 2000 -- HKNet, a subsidiary of Hong Kong CCT Telecom Group and Singapore's i-DNS.Net Inc will co-operate to offer Chinese World Wide Web domain name registration in Hong Kong to subscribers of HKNet's Internet service and Hong Kong companies.

HKNet is a joint venture between CCT Telecom Group and NTT Communication Corporation of Japan. According to its Deputy Executive Director Mr Mo Naiguang, HKNet currently has 260,000 Internet subscribers and over 8,000 corporate clients. He said, "It will not be a problem attracting tens of thousands of clients in the first year of service."

He added that the company would set up a complaint mechanism to resolve the ownership issue of domain names.

The Executive President of i-DNS.Net, Michael Ng said the company planned to extend the service to Mainland China, but it had yet to establish any formal partnership.

He revealed that i-DNS.Net's domain technology was not patented, however, he added that the service would not be restricted to Chinese domain name, "We intend to introduce domain name service in other languages, including Korean, Hebrew and Arabic." Ultimately, the company's service will cover 36 languages.

He said i-DNS.Net was working with technical partner IBM to extend its domain name registration service to not just corporations but personal World Wide Web users as well.

The fee for registering a domain name with HKNet costs HK$960 for the first two years. In addition, there is a service charge of HK$500. From the third year onwards, the fee is HK$480 per year.

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-- Translated Article
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