.中文网

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Status: Active
Language: Chinese (Hans/Simplified)
Translates to: "website in Chinese"
Manager: TLD REGISTRY LIMITED
Registry Provider: Afilias
Type: IDN gTLD
ASCII Translation: xn--fiq228c5hs
Category: Technology
Priority #: 35

.中文网 is an active IDN gTLD that was proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program, the string translates as "website in Chinese" from Hans/Simplified Chinese. The Registry and manager of the TLD is TLD REGISTRY LIMITED.[1] The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 03 January, 2014.[2]

Application Details

Excerpted from response to question # 18 in TLD application:

"Model: The proposed TLD is an unrestricted, open Top Level Domain (TLD). The top level domain is .中文网 representing the meaning ʺWebsite in Chineseʺ using Chinese Characters (Herein referred to as .WEBSITE). .WEBSITE will be globally commercialized to provide a competitive alternative to existing generic TLDs and to other new TLDs. The TLD will be run as a commercial venture for profit with a network of registrars and a low-cost platform for ongoing management.

The semantic meaning of the TLD

  • ʺ.WEBSITEʺ is synonymous with Internet presence and communicates the location of web-based information
  • Compliance with Chinese linguistic, aesthetic, legal, and business culture.

The translation into a Chinese character form

  • .ʺWEBSITEʺ in Chinese characters conforms to existing short 2 or 3 character TLDs that have proven user-appeal
  • the string is easily understood.

The use of an IDN:

  • 1.365 billion Chinese speakers world-wide are not yet served by a generic top-level domain in their language. Mandarin Chinese is an official language of the Peopleʹs Republic of China and one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
  • The use of the IDN characters to both the left and right of the dot means that users of the domain will not have to switch between keyboard types making using the domain faster and more appealing.

The Applicant has allocated appropriate funding to ensure the long-term viability and stability of their proposed registry. The Applicant believes that certain standards and services in the technical solution are paramount for delivering optimal functionality and service. The consumer should not be disadvantaged by limited services or up-front or recurring expenses."[3]

Contract Signed

On 08 September 2013, TLD REGISTRY LIMITED received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for . 中文网 after passing the Initial Evaluation.[4]

Delegation and Availability

.中文网 was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on January 3, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[2]

Sunrise

The Registry announced that the Sunrise Period for the string would begin 16 January 2014 and end on 17 March 2014.[5]

Chinese version of this page/本页中文版

.中文网是一个有效的国际化通用顶级域(IDN gTLD),该域名已被纳入ICANN新通用顶级域名计划。该顶级域所属的注册局和管理者是域通联达有限公司(TLD REGISTRY LIMITED)。[6]该域名的申请已经获批,并于2014年1月3日被授权至根区域[2]

申请细节

节选自顶级域申请问题18的回复:

"模式:【.中文网】是一个无限制、开放的顶级域名。该顶级域名的中文含义是“中文网站"。【.中文网】将在全球范围内进行商业化推广,与现有通用顶级域名和其他新顶级域名同台共竞。该顶级域将通过与域名注册商合作实现盈利,并持续低成本运作。

【.中文网】的语义

  • 【.中文网】与“互联网平台”同义,传达了“定位在互联网”的信息。
  • 符合中文语言、审美、法律和商业文化。

使用中文字符形式

  • 现有顶级域都有两到三个字符组成,这种短域名已经得到了用户的广泛认可,【.中文网】符合用户的使用习惯。
  • 【.中文网】便于理解。

国际化域名的使用

  • 全球有13.65 亿的中文网络用户,可是却没有中文的通用顶级域名。普通话作为中国的官方语言,是联合国6项官方用语之一。
  • 在“.”左侧和右侧使用国际化域名字符时,用户并不需要转换键盘输入法,这将使国际化域名的使用更方便快捷。

该域名申请人已确保有足够的资金使注册局进行长远稳定的发展。申请人坚信,在实施技术方案时建立一定标准和优质服务对于优化功能和服务起着重要作用。用户的权利会受到保护,不会由于服务不到位,预支费用或者重复收费等问题受到影响。[7]

合同签署

2013年9月8日,域通联达有限公司在通过初步评估后获得了由ICANN签署的【.中文网】注册局协议[8]

授权和可用性

.中文网在2014年1月3日被授权至域名系统(DNS)的根区域,标志着该字符串已申请成功。[2]

优先期

注册局宣布【.中文网】的优先期将于2014年1月16日开始,截止于2014年3月17日。[9]


Chinese translation of this page provided thanks to TLD Registry Ltd.

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