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Revision as of 19:04, 28 March 2013 by Summerfang (talk | contribs) (Afilias)
Status: Proposed
Language: Chinese (Hans/Simplified)
Translates to: info, knowledge, message
Type: IDN gTLD
Category: Technology
Priority #: 51 - Beijing Tele-info Network Technology Co.
60 -Afilias

.信息 is an IDN gTLD being proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program.

.信息 是一个国际化通用顶级域名。该域名已被纳入ICANN的新通用顶级域名计划。

Current Applicants


  1. Afilias
  2. 北京电子信息网络科技有限公司

Application Details

Beijing Tele-info Network Technology Co.

Excerpted from application response to question #18:

"Under the full support of China Academy of Telecommunication Research of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China (“CATR”), Beijing Tele-info Network Technology Co., Ltd. (“Tele-info Ltd.”) applies for a registry of the Chinese gTLD “.信息” on the basis of CATR’s years of knowledge and understanding of the information industry and its mission of serving the information industry and Chinese Internet Community.

After a carefully selection process, Tele-info Ltd. has signed a binding term sheet with China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) pursuant to which CNNIC will provide back-end registry services for “.信息”. Tele-info Ltd. aims to leverage the technological expertise and proven channel management experience of CNNIC to provide “.信息” Chinese IDN domain name services and makes it the worldʹs most advanced Chinese domain name registry services."[2]


Excerpted from applicant response to question #18 in TLD application:

"Afilias in this application is applying for the Chinese IDN string of .INFO only. This is not an application for .INFO (ASCII). The true IDN string will be referred to throughout this application as .INFO (CHINESE IDN) for simplicity of review by ICANN.

Mission and purpose

.INFO (Chinese IDN) is intended to become one of the most common and easily accessible TLDs on the internet, especially targeted to Chinese speakers. It will vastly expand options for creating domains, and give new opportunities to those who have been unable to obtain a desired domain name in Chinese in existing TLDs. Most importantly, it provides the opportunity for the full domain name to be represented in their native language.

As of 2010, there were 444.9 million Chinese-speaking Internet users, making it the 2nd most common language in use on the Internet (Source: http:⁄⁄⁄stats7.htm). The interest and demand for new domains in Chinese is only expected to grow. The .INFO (Chinese IDN) TLD will help facilitate the expansion of those opportunities for Chinese-speaking Internet users.

While we expect long-term growth as Internet penetration increases, we expect that awareness and early adoption will ramp up gradually and the first few years will experience a modest adoption rate. Therefore, we anticipate that we will have 5,000 domains under management (DUMs) after three years.[3]



在隶属于中国工业和信息服务部的中国电信研究院(CATR)的支持下,北京电子信息网络科技有限公司(Tele-info Ltd.)提出了让【.信息】成为中文通用顶级域名的申请。该申请是基于中国电信研究院多年在信息产业市场的数据及研究完成的,其目标在于为中国信息产业及互联网社区提供服务。