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Re: FYI - China To Launch Alternate Country Code Domains
From: Joe Shen <joe_hznm () yahoo com sg>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2006 12:54:42 +0800 (CST)

I've read the public announcement of Chinese Ministry
of Information Industry. It just state that: there
will be another sub-domain mil.cn created besides
another six english lettter sub domain in .cn

And, it also states: three Chinese Character TLD is
establish which is "China"/"Cooperation"/"Network". 

In fact, these top level chinese character TLD exist
for years; and these TLD is supported by
public-root.com for years. 

Could this be "NEWs"? 

From viewpoint of computer science, domain name is
just a database structure which is used to represent
IP address. So, it should NOT be limited to 7-bit code
and should allow 8-bit code scheme. Considering
robustness of Internet, a distributed service system
is surely better than a central one. 


--- Martin Hannigan <hannigan () renesys com> wrote:

At 06:54 PM 2/28/2006, Gadi Evron wrote:

william(at)elan.net wrote:

From: Michael Geist <mgeist () pobox com>
Date: February 28, 2006 9:24:09 AM EST
To: dave () farber net
Subject: China To Launch Alternate Country Code


China is preparing to launch what appears to be
an alternate root.

China is creating an alternate root, which it can
control while 
using the Chinese language.

I doubt I need to tell any of you about ICANN,
VeriSign, Internet 
Governance, alternate roots or the history of these
Everyone else will.

It may not be so clear cut. Check out Mark Jeftovic,
a trusted source
on DNS information, and a director of CIRA:



Martin Hannigan                                (c)
Renesys Corporation                            (w)
Member of Technical Staff                     
Network Operations
hannigan () renesys com  

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