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ICANN OKs Chinese-Language, .XXX Domains

ICANN, the corporation charged with overseeing the Internet's addressing system, has approved three organizations that will administer Chinese-language domains, broadening Internet content to the world's largest online population.

Separately, ICANN's board voted to put the controversial proposal to establish an adult-oriented .xxx domain on the fast track. Enterprise Networking Planet has the details.


The Internet's chief domain name authority has approved a proposal to begin offering internationalized domain names (IDN) in Chinese script, bringing native-language support to the world's largest and fastest-growing online population.

Through the action, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) authorized the establishment of three organizations to implement the country code top-level domains (ccTLDs) associated with the new IDNs in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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ICANN Approves Chinese-Language Domains, .XXX TLD