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In 2008, Isokoski founded [[TLD Registry]] in Finland. After hearing about [[ICANN]]’s announcement to implement the [[new gTLD program]], Isokoski partnered with Jarno Majamäki and angel investment group Vision+ Fund, and began research on China’s internet domain name market. After several years of research, [[Dot Chinese Online]] and [[Dot Chinese Website]] were selected as the primary strings, and applications were submitted to ICANN.  
 
In 2008, Isokoski founded [[TLD Registry]] in Finland. After hearing about [[ICANN]]’s announcement to implement the [[new gTLD program]], Isokoski partnered with Jarno Majamäki and angel investment group Vision+ Fund, and began research on China’s internet domain name market. After several years of research, [[Dot Chinese Online]] and [[Dot Chinese Website]] were selected as the primary strings, and applications were submitted to ICANN.  
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In 2013, Isokoski signed a Formal Registry Agreement with ICANN for Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) and Dot Chinese Online (.在线). Isokoski noted that “for the first time since China joined the internet in 1994, Chinese netizens will type or handwrite [[URL]]s in all simplified or traditional Chinese characters using the natural terms they employ for their web searches: ‘.online (.在线)’ and ‘.Chinese language website (.中文网)’.”<ref>[Finnish Prime Minister and TLD Registry Chairman announce successful contracting with ICANN for Dot Chinese Online & Dot Chinese Website TLDs|url=http://www.marketwatch.com/story/finnish-prime-minister-and-tld-registry-chairman-announce-successful-contracting-with-icann-for-dot-chinese-online-dot-chinese-website-tlds-2013-09-10|accessdate=11 June 2014]</ref>
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In 2013, Isokoski signed a Formal Registry Agreement with ICANN for Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) and Dot Chinese Online (.在线). Isokoski noted that “for the first time since China joined the internet in 1994, Chinese netizens will type or handwrite [[URL]]s in all simplified or traditional Chinese characters using the natural terms they employ for their web searches: ‘.online (.在线)’ and ‘.Chinese language website (.中文网)’.”<ref>[http://www.marketwatch.com/story/finnish-prime-minister-and-tld-registry-chairman-announce-successful-contracting-with-icann-for-dot-chinese-online-dot-chinese-website-tlds-2013-09-10Finnish Prime Minister and TLD Registry Chairman announce successful contracting with ICANN for Dot Chinese Online & Dot Chinese Website TLDs]. Updated 2014 June 25.</ref>
    
Isokoski currently holds three patents, two of which have been granted. The first invention relates to a printed circuit board having a heating method employing a heating element for generating heat required to heat printed circuit board components. The patent was filed on January 6, 2000, and issued on February 6, 2001, and assigned by Nokia.<ref>http://patents.justia.com/patent/6184494</ref> A second invention relates to a method for broadcasting a programme, a system for broadcasting a programme and a subscriber terminal of a cellular radio network for receiving a programme. This patent was filed on November 26, 2003 and issued on September 30, 2008, also assigned by Nokia.<ref>http://patents.justia.com/inventor/arto-isokoski</ref>A final invention relates to a programme survey system, an arrangement for a programme survey, and a method for performing a programme survey. This patent was filed on October 5, 2004.<ref>http://patents.justia.com/patent/20060074966</ref>
 
Isokoski currently holds three patents, two of which have been granted. The first invention relates to a printed circuit board having a heating method employing a heating element for generating heat required to heat printed circuit board components. The patent was filed on January 6, 2000, and issued on February 6, 2001, and assigned by Nokia.<ref>http://patents.justia.com/patent/6184494</ref> A second invention relates to a method for broadcasting a programme, a system for broadcasting a programme and a subscriber terminal of a cellular radio network for receiving a programme. This patent was filed on November 26, 2003 and issued on September 30, 2008, also assigned by Nokia.<ref>http://patents.justia.com/inventor/arto-isokoski</ref>A final invention relates to a programme survey system, an arrangement for a programme survey, and a method for performing a programme survey. This patent was filed on October 5, 2004.<ref>http://patents.justia.com/patent/20060074966</ref>
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*http://www.marketwatch.com/story/finnish-prime-minister-and-tld-registry-chairman-announce-successful-contracting-with-icann-for-dot-chinese-online-dot-chinese-website-tlds-2013-09-10
 
*http://www.marketwatch.com/story/finnish-prime-minister-and-tld-registry-chairman-announce-successful-contracting-with-icann-for-dot-chinese-online-dot-chinese-website-tlds-2013-09-10
 
*https://internetregistry.info/tld-registry-featured-ion-magazine-2nd-issue/
 
*https://internetregistry.info/tld-registry-featured-ion-magazine-2nd-issue/
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