|Manager:||Guangzhou YU Wei Information Technology Co., Ltd.|
.深圳 was an IDN geoTLD being proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The applicant was Guangzhou YU Wei Information Technology Co., Ltd. The TLD is a Hans Chinese string that refers to Shenzhen region. The company has partnered with Zodiac.
The application was issued a GAC Early Warning by China. The warning system is noted as a strong recommendation on behalf of national governments to the ICANN Board that a given TLD application should be denied as it stands. Applicants are encouraged to work with objecting GAC members.
Although the United States government initially opposed the GAC objection to geographic-looking strings such as .深圳, they put out a statement in July 2013 that revised their position, saying it would remain neutral in the case of .深圳, thereby allowing the GAC to present a consensus objection regarding the IDN string.
.深圳 是一个国际化地域性顶级域名。该域名已被纳入ICANN的新通用顶级域名计划。申请人为Guangzhou Yu Wei Information Technology Co., Ltd（有限公司）。其合作者为黄道公司。
Excerpted from response to question #18 in TLD application:
"Guangzhou Yuwei Technology Co. Ltd (“The Applicant”) was incorporated in China on February 27th of 2012 with a registered capital of RMB 50 million. It is officially appointed and endorsed by the Guangdong provincial government with mission and purpose of applying for the relevant geographic gTLDs upon the launch of the ICANN new gTLD program and subsequently operating and managing these geographic gTLDs. The vision for the Applicant is to become of the first few stakeholders in the China Internet space, and also the global Internet space to manage and operate geographic TLD and through the TLD, serve the general Chinese public’s interests and promote the culture and brand of the Guangdong region via the Internet. Guangdong province is the most populous province in China, registering about 104 million residents. Its gross domestic product (GDP) in 2011 reached about RMB 5300 billion (USD 841 billion), an increase of 10% from last year. This is the highest among all provinces of China. The province contributes approximately 12% of China’s national economic output and is home to the production facilities and offices of a wide-ranging set of multinational and Chinese corporations. The Applicant has chosen Zodiac Holdings Limited (“Zodiac”) as its partner to run the business operations of the registry. Zodiac Holdings Limited (“Zodiac”) was founded and incorporated in Cayman Islands by James Seng in 2008 in anticipation of the launch of the ICANN new gTLD program. Currently, it is headquartered in Hong Kong and has an operation center in Beijing, China. The team consists of experienced veterans in the global and China domain name industry like James Seng and former China Network Information Center (CNNIC) employees such as Eugene Li. James Seng is one of the Internet pioneers in Singapore and is widely recognized as an international expert in numerous Internet areas. He is well known as the inventor of IDN and has co-chaired the IDN Working Group in IETF from 1999 to 2004, leading to the standardization of IDN. Eugene Li, is the former Vice President of China Network Information Center (CNNIC). During his 7 years tenure at CNNIC, Eugene has launched initiatives that doubled domain name registrations and helped CNNIC become the no. 1 ccTLD and no. 2 TLD by volume. At the time when Eugene left to join Zodiac, CNNIC has over 13 million domain name registrations. With respect to the technical operations of the registry, the Applicant has chosen to partner with CNNIC (“Back-End Service Provider”). CNNIC is a trusted third party provider of registry of domain name services which has operated “.CN” ccTLD for over 15 years. In addition, CNNIC is also a trusted partner for IDN services as it has successfully operated ʺ中国ʺ Chinese IDN ccTLD since 2010 and developed standards of Chinese IDN like RFC 3743, RFC 4713, which have been recognized by the industry.
Prospective registrant of “.STRING” domain names will be required to demonstrate a local presence in the STRING area."
Guangzhou Yu Wei Information Technology Co., Ltd（有限公司）于2012年2月27日在中国成立，注册资金为5000万人民币。ICANN的新通用顶级域名计划启动后，该公司被广东省政府正式指定为申请，运行与管理地域性通用顶级域名的公司。
该公司旨在成为中国互联网首批具有话语权的法人之一，同时在国际互联网空间中运行管理地域性顶级域名。该公司同时希望利用该地域性顶级域名在华人社区中推广广东品牌及文化。 Guangzhou Yu Wei Information Technology Co., Ltd（有限公司）选择了黄道公司为其域名注册运营工作的合作伙伴。
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