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eNIC Launches Multi-lingual Domain Name Registry Program

Seattle.internet.com has just learned that Seattle-based eNIC Corporation, the worldwide Registry for the .cc Top Level Domain, launched late last night a multi-lingual domain name Registry program.

Dot-CC domain names are now available in Chinese, Japanese and Korean. By year-end, eNic plans to add such languages as Thai and Tamil.

The program was developed in cooperation with Silicon Valley-based iDNS.net, a provider of multi-lingual internet technologies and solutions. IDNS, which is inter-operable with the current Domain Name System (DNS), is built upon Unicode and currently supports more than 55 languages.

According to eNIC Chairman and CEO Brian Cartmell, eNIC chose to use iDNS technology because it does not require the end user to download special software.

"This development makes our products widely accessible and convenient to millions of non-English speaking Internet users. We also believe that the technology most closely represents the standard being adopted in the industry for multi-lingual domain name character sets," says Cartmell.

According to eNIC Director of Business Development Matthew Guiste, .cc is rapidly becoming the universal domain name, and the company especially projects significant growth in the Asia Pacific region.

"Adding the ability for users to enter domain names in their native language is an essential element in making that growth a reality," says Guiste.

In related news, Guiste reports that so far over 1,000 companies have entered their .cc sites for eNIC's site design contest . The contest was launched earlier this month.