Belize and Toronto (ots)
The dot.BZ Registry Opens Doors, Now Accepting Domain Name
Registrations In Foreign Characters And Keyboard Symbols Such As
Neteka Inc. today announced it's International Domain Name Server
(DNS) has gone live on the dot.BZ Registry, extending the Internet's
accepted character set for Uniform Resource Locator (URL) addresses
from English letters and numbers, to the thousands of symbols and
letters of the world's many alphabets. Web addresses supporting the
world's languages give the non-English Internet community a chance to
break free from the confines of the English alphabet. In addition,
the expanded character set gives rise to untapped creative
opportunities to combine symbols and letters for unique Web
Today's announcement was made possible by the partnership
announced in November 2001 between University Management Limited, the
dot.BZ Registry manager, and Neteka Inc., an expert in multilingual
web domain and email naming technology.
"The ability to create any domain name, regardless of language,
will ignite registrations in the dot.BZ domain and satisfy a very
real demand for symbol and non-English web addresses." said Greg
Bertrand, Chief Operating Officer of Neteka Inc.
Dot.BZ is the third Internet Registry to deploy Neteka's unique
server side DNS technology. The use of International DNS is gaining
in popularity as Internet users seek ways to avoid downloading and
installing plug-in software needed to surf the web in foreign
languages. The dot.BZ domain provides an important opportunity to
expand the number of Internet domain addresses available.
Verisign, the registry manager for dot.com, recently identified
International Domain Names and email addresses as one of the largest
opportunities for growth of domain name registrations in 2003. Neteka
participates in the ICANN and IETF working group to develop a
standard for International domains and to promote a seamless
transition to that standard.
"Neteka's unique server software was the key differentiator for
us," said Juan Carlos Namis, general manager of UML. "This enables
the dot.BZ registry to offer Multilingual and Symbol-based domain
names that are immediately and universally accessible over the
Internet. We feel strongly that users should not need to download
custom client software or be restricted to specific Internet browsers
to access these websites. The potential for this market is enormous,
the next stage of the evolution of the Internet."
Multilingual and symbol dot.BZ names are now available through a
select group of global registrars including www.nename.bz
. These registrars use the secure registration
software provided by the dot.BZ registry, including translation of
English words and names into other languages. Registrants will be
able to activate multilingual and symbol email accounts and set up
hosting for their new dot.bz addresses.
About Neteka (w!.neteka.com)
Neteka specializes in multilingual Domain Name (DNS) and email
About University Management Ltd (www.bz
UML is a private commercial registry established to manage
Belize's ccTLD "dot.BZ".
ots Originaltext: Neteka
Chief Operating Officer
Juan Carlos Namis