FYI - China To Launch Alternate Country Code Domains

Martin Hannigan hannigan at
Wed Mar 1 00:33:37 UTC 2006

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

>william(at) wrote:
> > From: Michael Geist <mgeist at>
> > Date: February 28, 2006 9:24:09 AM EST
> > To: dave at
> > Subject: China To Launch Alternate Country Code Domains
> >
> > Dave,
> >
> > 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 issues.
>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:


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