i-DNS.net Forges Ahead in Korea with Whois Co., Ltd.

ICANN-Accredited Registrar Appointed as Registrar Partner in Korea



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from i-DNS.net International

    SEOUL, South Korea, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- i-DNS.net International
 (i-DNS.net), the world's leading provider of multilingual Internet technology
 solutions, today announced that it has appointed popular domain registrar,
 Whois Co., Ltd (Whois), to offer registrations of domain names entirely in
 Korean at http://www.whois.co.kr/han_company/index.asp .
     "We are glad to have this opportunity to work with i-DNS.net.  It is my
 firm belief that our collaboration in this high-demand market can only spell
 success for both companies," says Lee Chung Jong, Chief Executive Officer of
 Whois.
     "Hangul domain names enable everybody to establish their online presence
 in the familiar Korean script.  This enabling technology is usable worldwide
 and will facilitate intuitive use of the Internet," said Michael Ng, Chief
 Executive Officer of i-DNS.net.
     "Non-native English speakers can now enter the Internet on their own
 terms, without having to go through the tedious process of memorizing ASCII
 characters that are meaningless to them," said Carole Cho, Business
 Development Director of the newly incorporated i-DNS.net International
 (Korea).
     Since its inception in 1999, i-DNS.net has worked with strategic partners
 like VeriSign Inc, Register.com, Melbourne IT, dotTV Corporation, eNIC
 Corporation, interQ Corporation, OnlineNIC and New Cyber International.
 Together with local in-country partners, the Company has since launched its
 registration services across the globe in more than 30 languages.
     Whois joins fellow i-DNS.net Registrar Partners in Korea - ICANN-
 accredited registrar HANGANG Systems, NSI's Gold Channel Partner Internet
 Plaza City, and premier Internet service company 7DC, Inc.
     iDNS is built upon Unicode Standard (ISO10646) and supports all legacy
 encodings standard, including GBK, BIG5, Shift-JIS, EUC-KR (widely used in
 China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea respectively), ISO-8859 standard (used in
 European and Middle East) and Windows CodePages (used in localized Windows 3.1
 and 95 system).  In addition, it also supports UTF-8 (used in Windows
 98/2000/ME, Internet Explorer, Netscape 6) and various others ASCII-Compatible
 Encoding such as RACE, UTF-8 and SACE.
 
     About i-DNS.net International
     Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA with offices in China, Japan, Korea, and
 Singapore, i-DNS.net International is the leading provider of multilingual
 Internet technologies and solutions.  The Company's core multilingual domain
 name technology allows people to use the language of their choice to navigate
 the Internet.
     By pioneering the global deployment of multilingual Internet technology
 and championing the use of multilingual domain names, i-DNS.net seeks to
 bridge the gap that has hindered Internet access for non-native English users
 of the world.
     i-DNS.net contributes to technical and policy deliberations at the
 Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Internet Corporation for Assigned
 Names & Numbers (ICANN), Multilingual Internet Names Consortium (MINC), Arabic
 Internet Names Consortium (AINC), Asia Pacific Internet Association (APIA),
 Unicode Consortium, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Pacific Basin Economic
 Council (PBEC) and has affiliations with the Asia Pacific Internet Association
 (APIA), Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG), Asia Pacific Top Level Domain
 (APTLD) and the Internet Society (ISOC).
     For more information, please visit http://www.i-DNS.net .
 
     About Whois Co., Ltd.
     Whois Co., Ltd is the first-ranked company in the Korean domain
 registration service market.  In addition to domain registration services, it
 provides web hosting, and site building service.  Whois is also the leading
 Registrar of HinC and the Registry of RealNames Internet keyword service in
 Korea.
     Its subsidiary, Hangul Domain Center, is one of the KRNIC accredited
 Registrars for partial multilingual .kr domain names.
     For more information, please visit http://www.whois.co.kr
 
 

SOURCE i-DNS.net International
    SEOUL, South Korea, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- i-DNS.net International
 (i-DNS.net), the world's leading provider of multilingual Internet technology
 solutions, today announced that it has appointed popular domain registrar,
 Whois Co., Ltd (Whois), to offer registrations of domain names entirely in
 Korean at http://www.whois.co.kr/han_company/index.asp .
     "We are glad to have this opportunity to work with i-DNS.net.  It is my
 firm belief that our collaboration in this high-demand market can only spell
 success for both companies," says Lee Chung Jong, Chief Executive Officer of
 Whois.
     "Hangul domain names enable everybody to establish their online presence
 in the familiar Korean script.  This enabling technology is usable worldwide
 and will facilitate intuitive use of the Internet," said Michael Ng, Chief
 Executive Officer of i-DNS.net.
     "Non-native English speakers can now enter the Internet on their own
 terms, without having to go through the tedious process of memorizing ASCII
 characters that are meaningless to them," said Carole Cho, Business
 Development Director of the newly incorporated i-DNS.net International
 (Korea).
     Since its inception in 1999, i-DNS.net has worked with strategic partners
 like VeriSign Inc, Register.com, Melbourne IT, dotTV Corporation, eNIC
 Corporation, interQ Corporation, OnlineNIC and New Cyber International.
 Together with local in-country partners, the Company has since launched its
 registration services across the globe in more than 30 languages.
     Whois joins fellow i-DNS.net Registrar Partners in Korea - ICANN-
 accredited registrar HANGANG Systems, NSI's Gold Channel Partner Internet
 Plaza City, and premier Internet service company 7DC, Inc.
     iDNS is built upon Unicode Standard (ISO10646) and supports all legacy
 encodings standard, including GBK, BIG5, Shift-JIS, EUC-KR (widely used in
 China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea respectively), ISO-8859 standard (used in
 European and Middle East) and Windows CodePages (used in localized Windows 3.1
 and 95 system).  In addition, it also supports UTF-8 (used in Windows
 98/2000/ME, Internet Explorer, Netscape 6) and various others ASCII-Compatible
 Encoding such as RACE, UTF-8 and SACE.
 
     About i-DNS.net International
     Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA with offices in China, Japan, Korea, and
 Singapore, i-DNS.net International is the leading provider of multilingual
 Internet technologies and solutions.  The Company's core multilingual domain
 name technology allows people to use the language of their choice to navigate
 the Internet.
     By pioneering the global deployment of multilingual Internet technology
 and championing the use of multilingual domain names, i-DNS.net seeks to
 bridge the gap that has hindered Internet access for non-native English users
 of the world.
     i-DNS.net contributes to technical and policy deliberations at the
 Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Internet Corporation for Assigned
 Names & Numbers (ICANN), Multilingual Internet Names Consortium (MINC), Arabic
 Internet Names Consortium (AINC), Asia Pacific Internet Association (APIA),
 Unicode Consortium, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Pacific Basin Economic
 Council (PBEC) and has affiliations with the Asia Pacific Internet Association
 (APIA), Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG), Asia Pacific Top Level Domain
 (APTLD) and the Internet Society (ISOC).
     For more information, please visit http://www.i-DNS.net .
 
     About Whois Co., Ltd.
     Whois Co., Ltd is the first-ranked company in the Korean domain
 registration service market.  In addition to domain registration services, it
 provides web hosting, and site building service.  Whois is also the leading
 Registrar of HinC and the Registry of RealNames Internet keyword service in
 Korea.
     Its subsidiary, Hangul Domain Center, is one of the KRNIC accredited
 Registrars for partial multilingual .kr domain names.
     For more information, please visit http://www.whois.co.kr
 
 SOURCE  i-DNS.net International