--TLD Registry September Newsletter--
During the few months preceding the ICANN 51 Los Angeles Meeting in October, TLD Registry has been busy traveling and launching new and exciting programs. Check up on what we’ve been up to this past month and what we’ve accomplished!
A Look Back At August
Registrar Network Continues to Expand -- New Visits in Beijing, Xiamen and Foshan
TLD Registry and .CLUB teamed up last month and ventured out together to Beijing, Xiamen, Foshan, Zhuhai, and Hong Kong. This trip to China was the perfect opportunity to connect with Chinese consumers, domainers, investors, partners, potential new registrars, and domain enthusiasts. TLD Registry met with 12 different registrars and aftermarket service providers. Domain business meetings aside, TLD Registry was also able to launch their brand new Chinese Domain Ambassador Program and host multiple Mid-Autumn Festival parties alongside .CLUB. After the conclusion of the China mission trip, the team stopped by Hyderabad for World Domain Day and Bombay in India before heading back home.
八月，域通联达携手.CLUB共同前往北京、 厦门、 佛山、 珠海、和 香港。此次中国行是与中国的消费者、米农、投资者、合作伙伴、潜在注册商和域名爱好者进行沟通的绝佳机遇。域通联达在中国行中一共与12个注册商和售后服务提供商进行了会面。除了参加域名企业会议之外，域通联达还趁机推出其全新的中文域名大使项目并联手.CLUB主办了数场中秋节派对。结束中国行之后，我们的团队还前往印度的海得拉巴参加了世界域名节，并在印度的孟买短暂停留后返回家乡。
Chinese Domain Ambassador Program Launched on
Aug.18 2014 Beijing
On August 18, 2014 in Beijing, TLD Registry launched their grassroots Chinese Domain Ambassador Program for young domain entrepreneurs. In response to the positive feedback after Chinese IDNs went live from a group of young Chinese Mainland domainers, we reached out to these enthusiasts and have built friendships over a couple months. Because of this reaction, we decided to establish the Chinese Domain Ambassador Program to support these young entrepreneurs to improve their professionalism and expand their understanding of global opportunities, techaniques, and business models. At the launch of the program, the young creative entrepreneurs are assigned as Ambassadors and gain access to our reserved premium domains, direct contact with our experts, an outlet to exchange ideas and business plans, invitations to events hosted in China, as well as a certificate of participation and a flashy t-shirt!
Through this program, we are able to localize ourselves in China with a grassroots approach. This innovative support program validates the commitment TLD Registry has to Chinese netizens and domainers.
Mid-Autumn Festival Party Beijing Aug.19, Xiamen Aug.21
中秋晚宴：8月19日 北京， 8月21日 厦门
On August 19, TLD Registry and .CLUB Domains kick-started a 3-day series of Mid-Autumn Festival Parties in Beijing and Xiamen. The Beijing Mid-Autumn Festival Party was hosted at the Park Hyatt Hotel where more than 160 people from different registrars and media joined the festivities. As a final prize for lucky draw, two premium domain names: 嫦娥.在线 and woaibeijing.club (one from TLD Registry and one from .CLUB respectively) were given out at each of the parties, as well as smaller prizes such as Pure Finland chocolate and 50 Cent headphones.
This year the Mid-Autumn Festival, commonly known as the “Moon Cake Festival" or "Moon Festival” falls on September 8th. It is held on the 15th day of the 8th month according to the Chinese calendar on a full-moon. The festival celebrates the coming together of family and friends to give thanks for harmonious unions and pray for a successful future. It is often celebrated by the decorations of lanterns and consumption of “moon cakes” (special food representing the moon and union of family).
World Domain Day: Aug.24 Hyderabad
This year, World Domain Day was held on August 24, 2014 in Hyderabad, India at the Avasa Hotel. We would like to congratulate TLD Registry’s own CEO Arto Isokoski and CMO Simon Cousins for being featured guest speakers. With their deep-rooted expertise in Chinese IDNs, Arto and Simon demonstrated their insight on the potential and current success of Chinese domain names such as Dot Chinese Online and Dot Chinese Website.
The TLD Registry team in China presented an hour long masterclass about the growth of Chinese domain names, how to utilize TLD Registry’s ChineseLandrush.com tool, and the business platform for Chinese domain investment. Through this opportunity to reach out to Indian investors as well as investors all over the world, TLD Registry hopes to gain an increasing amount of support for Chinese domain names.
We are delighted to be involved with such an innovative idea and be given the opportunity to share it with the rest of the domain name industry in India.
Partner Meetings in Bombay
On August 26, TLD Registry had the pleasure of hosting dinner with our friends at Radix Registry. .CLUB, Donuts Inc, ResellerClub, BigRock, and Endurance were also in attendance at one of Bombay's most popular bars. It was a great way to reconnect with partners and some of TLD Registry’s registrars.
New and Notable
50th Registrar Signed！
TLD Registry has reached our 50 Registrar landmark! We are proud to welcome our newest 50th registrar, DotMedia. This is a huge milestone in the TLD Registry timeline and we are so happy to celebrate our growing network!
To see the full list of registrars please visit:
IDN Email Address
On Wednesday August 6th, Google announced that gmail now accommodates non-English script. This allows non-Latin based languages to input characters into their email addresses. A very exciting step towards universal acceptance that has been long awaited since the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) approved a non-English email address standard in 2012. Non-English speaking communities have anticipated the release of IDN emails since email was accessible to the general public. Users no longer feel limited by their native language with this convenient and ground-breaking innovation.
We blogged about this exciting new development.
Notable New Registrations
TLD Registry would like to welcome the following Fortune 500 companies. The following have registered domain names under Dot Chinese Online (.在线) or Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) in the month of August.
Mentions in the Media
- 101Domain.com: “Non-English “IDN” Email Addresses are Finally Working!”
- DNJournal: “Photos and Highlights from the 1st World Domain Day Conference in Hyderabad, India “
- Domain.cn: “Western Domain registries hosted a Mid-Autumn Festival Party in China”
- DomainSherpa: “DomainSherpa Discussion: .COMs are Meaningless; New TLD SERPs; Sherpa Tools; IDN Email…”
- DomainnameWire: “Registry launches ‘Chinese Domain Ambassador Program’”
- OnlineDomain.com: “TLD Registry Celebrates Gmail’s Introduction of IDN Emails”
- Tom.com : “Chinese Tradition in Foreign Companies: Two new gTLDs Co-Hosted Mid-Autumn Festival Party”
TLD Registry News
Nominated for “Most Promising New gTLD” and “Best Marketing for New gTLD” 2014 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. AWARDS
The finalists for the 2014 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Awards were announced and Dot Chinese Online (.在线) has been nominated for “Most Promising New gTLD” and TLD Registry has been nominated for “Best Marketing for New gTLD”! This year the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Awards will be taking place during the conference in Miami on October 30-November 2. Each nomination must be supported by 3 different parties in the industry on the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. mailing list. This is great news and we would like to congratulate our fellow nominees and can’t wait for the results!
For other nominations refer to：
Published on Wikipedia
ICANNWiki Becoming Readable In Chinese
In order to contribute to TLD Registry’s continuously growing community, the TLD Registry team has dedicated time to provide Chinese translations for ICANNWiki articles. The project will be ongoing and is in the very beginning stages of transformation. We hope to soon update our TLD Registry audience once we reach 25 converted articles.
ChineseLandrush.com Gaining Popularity
TLD Registry launches ChineseLandrush.com ad campaign with the utilization of AdWords and partnerships with forums, communities and blogs to reach out to the world of non-Chinese speaking domainers. Investors are beginning to notice our ads and link to ChineseLandrush.com. We are continuing to negotiate with more media outlets to get the word out. The ChineseLandrush.com Facebook page is also now available for Facebook users.
Chinese Character of the Week
“联” (lian2), whose left half is “ear” and right half means “garrison”, doesn’t seem to make much sense. To get its real meaning, we should take a look at how it’s written in Traditional Chinese: “聯”. In its original form, the right half of it actually means “silk” or “thread”. Putting the two halves together, it means “to connect, to unite, to relate”, like two ears being connected by the face, unbroken like stream of silk or thread.
According to laohuangli.net, lucky days to open a business and receive wealth are:
September 11, 14, 15, 18, 22, 26, and 27.
根据老黄历网， 9月11、14、15、18、22、26、和27 适合开市和纳财。
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