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eNIC Dot-CC to Offer Domain Names in Asian Languages

Online, yahoo.com, 11 July 2000 -- eNIC Corporation, the worldwide Registry for the Top Level Domain Dot-CC today announced its plans to begin offering multilingual domain names using technology developed by i-DNS.net International -- pioneers of the Internationalized Domain Name System (i-DNS).

Initially eNIC will offer Dot CC domain names in Chinese, Japanese and Korean through an agreement reached with i-DNS.net.

``It is another significant first for eNIC,'' says Brian Cartmell Chairman and CEO of eNIC. ``This character set offering is made at the registry level and does not require additional end user software to implement. Now, all users of the Web will be able to benefit from the flexibility and choice of languages available. Together with i-DNS.net, we will exponentially increase Internet adoption among the various communities and create an Internet that is truly global in nature.''

Registrants under the Dot-CC top level domain throughout Asia will now have a choice to register their domain names in their own language, or English, or both. By year-end, eNIC plans to add Arabic, Thai and Tamil to coincide with its international marketing efforts.

eNIC has established itself as the technological and innovative leader in the domain name registry market while making Dot-CC ``The Universal Internet Address.'' With the implementation of multilingual domain names, each new registrant will be able to register a domain name that more clearly targets their audience while preserving their unique identity.

Previously, domain names could only be rendered in Roman or English characters. i-DNS is built upon Unicode and currently supports more than 55 languages (including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Hebrew, Russian, Thai and Tamil) and their respective multiple encodings. It is fully compatible with commonly used Internet browsers and inter-operable with the current Domain Name System (DNS).

i-DNS.net International Chief Executive Officer Michael Ng said, ``We have witnessed the excitement and success that multi-lingual domain names bring to our launched markets. With continual support and endorsement from established and reputable global players such as eNIC, i-DNS.net stands extremely well-positioned to offer this key enabling technology to everyone, everywhere.''

-- i-DNS.net shall not be held liable for the views and opinions of the authors expressed herein.
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