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i-DNS.net Forges Ahead In Korea With Whois Co., Ltd.
ICANN-Accredited Registrar appointed as Registrar Partner in Korea

General, i-DNS.net International, 3 April 2001 -- - i-DNS.net International (i-DNS.net), the world's leading provider of multilingual Internet technology solutions, today announced that it has appointed popular domain registrar, Whois Co., Ltd (Whois), to offer registrations of domain names entirely in Korean at http://www.whois.co.kr/.

"We are glad to have this opportunity to work with i-DNS.net. It is my firm belief that our collaboration in this high-demand market can only spell success for both companies," says Lee Chung Jong, Chief Executive Officer of Whois.

"Hangul domain names enable everybody to establish their online presence in the familiar Korean script. This enabling technology is usable worldwide and will facilitate intuitive use of the Internet," said Michael Ng, Chief Executive Officer of i-DNS.net.

"Non-native English speakers can now enter the Internet on their own terms, without having to go through the tedious process of memorizing ASCII characters that are meaningless to them," said Carole Cho, Business Development Director of the newly incorporated i-DNS.net International (Korea).

Since its inception in 1999, i-DNS.net has worked with strategic partners like VeriSign Inc, Register.com, Melbourne IT, dotTV Corporation, eNIC Corporation, interQ Corporation, OnlineNIC and New Cyber International. Together with local in-country partners, the Company has since launched its registration services across the globe in more than 30 languages.

Whois joins fellow i-DNS.net Registrar Partners in Korea - ICANN-accredited registrar HANGANG Systems, NSI's Gold Channel Partner Internet Plaza City, and premier Internet service company 7DC, Inc.

i-DNS is built upon Unicode Standard (ISO10646) and supports all legacy encodings standard, including GBK, BIG5, Shift-JIS, EUC-KR (widely used in China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea respectively), ISO-8859 standard (used in European and Middle East) and Windows CodePages (used in localized Windows 3.1 and 95 system). In addition, it also supports UTF-8 (used in Windows 98/2000/ME, Internet Explorer, Netscape 6) and various others ASCII-Compatible Encoding such as RACE, UTF-8 and SACE.

About Whois Co., Ltd.

Whois Co., Ltd is the first-ranked company in the Korean domain registration service market. In addition to domain registration services, it provides web hosting, and site building service. Whois is also the leading Registrar of HinC and the Registry of RealNames internet keyword service in Korea.

Its subsidiary, Hangul Domain Center, is one of the KRNIC accredited Registrars for partial multilingual .kr domain names.

For more information, please visit http://www.whois.co.kr

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