28 Apr '14, 2pm

Woah: Chinese IDN rockets to #1 on new TLD list within first hour

Two Chinese IDN domain names get nearly 100,000 registrations in first hour after release. The Chinese IDN new TLD .在线, which means “online” in Chinese, has 54,011 domain names under management just 50 minutes after going into general availability, according to TLD Registry. That makes it the most successful new top level domain name launch so far. After less than one hour, it’s the top-selling new TLD to date, coming in ahead of other domain names that launched months ago. Dot Chinese Website (.中文网), also launched by TLD Registry today, had 38,838 registrations as of 9:50am ET. That means it’s already the fourth most popular top level domain name. TLD Registry struck a deal with the Chinese government to buy about 20,000 domain names across the two TLDs, which ensured it would come out of the gate strong. But this is really strong.

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/28/chinese-idn/

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