Today, eNIC extended its offering to include German, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. It also added other notable European languages, including Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Icelandic, Irish, Scottish, and Gaelic, along with less common character sets such as Basque, Albanian, Afrikaans, Catalan, Faroese, Rhaeto-Romanic, and Swahili. By the end of the year 2000, eNIC plans to add Arabic, Thai, Tamil and other languages which coincide with its rapidly expanding international marketing efforts.
"Our goal is to provide everyone in the world an opportunity to be able to register their domain names in their native language," says Brian Cartmell Chairman and CEO of eNIC. "With today's announcement, this is now possible for the majority of the world's population."
eNIC is able to offer this solution because of its partnership with i-DNS, a Silicon Valley-based company that developed the multi-lingual technology. The technology, which is fully compatible with commonly used Internet browsers and with the current Domain Name System (DNS), currently supports more than 55 languages and their respective multiple encodings.
"Being first with technological breakthroughs such as multi-lingual domains is one reason why eNIC's domain registration numbers keep rising dramatically," says Jothan Frakes, Chief Technology Officer for eNIC. "Dot-cc has truly become the 'Universal Domain Name'. This is just one of a series of technical innovations that we plan to introduce in the coming weeks."
About eNIC Corporation
eNIC Corporation, http://www.enic.cc, a privately held Internet company based in Seattle, Washington, is the worldwide registry of the Dot-cc TLD and is the registrar for second level domain names within the Dot-cc TLD. Brian Cartmell, Chairman and CEO of eNIC, founded the company in October 1997. eNIC is the largest registry and registrar of country code TLDs in the US, and the third largest in the world, with more than 300,000 registered domains in the Dot-cc TLD alone. Registrants of Dot-cc domains include major corporations throughout the world including such notable companies as Intel Corporation, Amazon.com, Clear Channel Communications, Goodyear Tire and Rubber and Coca-Cola Company. As the Dot.cc registry, eNIC acts as the authoritative repository of all functional information relating to all Dot-cc domain names. The company markets Dot-cc domains worldwide in conjunction with its more than 7,000 affiliates and marketing partners.
For more information, please visit http://www.enic.cc.
Matthew Guiste, 206/381-0437