NeuLevel(R) Launches Non-English .BIZ Domain Names Globally

German Character .BIZ Domain Names to be Available for the First Time



Oct 07, 2004, 01:00 ET from NeuLevel, Inc.

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuLevel, the operator of the secure,
 world-class .BIZ Registry, announced that it will begin offering international
 domain names (IDN) for the .BIZ Registry.  The first non-English characters
 being introduced are in the German language.  Registration opens on Tuesday,
 October 12, 2004 at 9:00 a.m. US EDT.  (13:00 GMT)
     Germany is the second largest market for .BIZ registrations and this
 offering will enable the German speaking community to incorporate German
 characters a, o, and u with umlauts in their domain names, representing the
 first time non-English characters are introduced into the .BIZ registry.
     "We're excited to be able to offer the German-speaking community an
 opportunity to register domain names in their native language," said Richard
 Tindal, NeuLevel Vice President Registry Services.  "Germany represents the
 most logical market for the initial launch of IDNs."
     German .BIZ domain names offer a unique opportunity for brands to enhance
 and expand market presence. .BIZ domain names are particularly useful to those
 companies that have not been able to secure their desired domain name -- those
 that have existing, established brands striving to protect them, small and
 medium businesses seeking to differentiate themselves from other more
 cluttered and common Top Level Domain (TLD) spaces, and for those looking for
 valuable generic names.
     .BIZ is the first and only global top-level domain (gTLD) dedicated
 exclusively to meeting the high-performance needs of the global business
 community.  It is a true "online marketplace" in which businesses of every
 size, industry classification and geographic locale can compete, collaborate
 and communicate.  Registration and usage of .BIZ, especially by small and
 medium businesses continues to grow rapidly, as these businesses find that
 their names are more readily available in the .BIZ space.
     The IDN registration for .BIZ is compliant with Internet Corporation for
 Assigned Names and Numbers' (ICANN) IDN guidelines and The Internet
 Engineering Task Forces' (IETF) approved Internationalizing Domain Names in
 Application (IDNA) punycode standard.  The punycode standard controls the
 translation of encoded characters in domain names, such as German umlauts.
 Internet browsers that support punycode, such as Netscape, Mozilla, Opera and
 Firefox will also support the German .BIZ domain names. As punycode adoption
 grows, broader resolution of German .BIZ domain names will be possible.
     Those interested in registering .BIZ domain names should visit
 hhtps://www.neulevel.biz/idns for a full listing of registrars that will
 support German .BIZ domain names.
 
     About .BIZ
     .BIZ is the first and only global top-level domain (gTLD) that's "built
 for business." More than just a Web domain, .BIZ enables companies worldwide
 to enhance and extend their presence online as they position themselves to
 leverage the power of the Internet.
 
     About NeuLevel(R), Inc.
     NeuLevel is a joint venture between NeuStar(R), a leading provider of
 trusted information exchange services for the communications industry, and
 Melbourne IT, a leading international domain name registrar. NeuLevel combines
 NeuStar credentials and experience in managing large, mission-critical
 databases with technically advanced, domain name registration capabilities of
 Melbourne IT. NeuLevel was selected by the Internet Corporation for Assigned
 Names and Numbers (ICANN) to be the exclusive operator of the .BIZ Registry,
 the world's first top-level domain dedicated exclusively to business. NeuLevel
 is also the exclusive Registry Gateway Operator for .CN and .TW, the Chinese
 and Taiwanese country domain names, respectively.  NeuStar operates the .US
 registry -- America's Internet Address(R).
 
 

SOURCE NeuLevel, Inc.
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuLevel, the operator of the secure,
 world-class .BIZ Registry, announced that it will begin offering international
 domain names (IDN) for the .BIZ Registry.  The first non-English characters
 being introduced are in the German language.  Registration opens on Tuesday,
 October 12, 2004 at 9:00 a.m. US EDT.  (13:00 GMT)
     Germany is the second largest market for .BIZ registrations and this
 offering will enable the German speaking community to incorporate German
 characters a, o, and u with umlauts in their domain names, representing the
 first time non-English characters are introduced into the .BIZ registry.
     "We're excited to be able to offer the German-speaking community an
 opportunity to register domain names in their native language," said Richard
 Tindal, NeuLevel Vice President Registry Services.  "Germany represents the
 most logical market for the initial launch of IDNs."
     German .BIZ domain names offer a unique opportunity for brands to enhance
 and expand market presence. .BIZ domain names are particularly useful to those
 companies that have not been able to secure their desired domain name -- those
 that have existing, established brands striving to protect them, small and
 medium businesses seeking to differentiate themselves from other more
 cluttered and common Top Level Domain (TLD) spaces, and for those looking for
 valuable generic names.
     .BIZ is the first and only global top-level domain (gTLD) dedicated
 exclusively to meeting the high-performance needs of the global business
 community.  It is a true "online marketplace" in which businesses of every
 size, industry classification and geographic locale can compete, collaborate
 and communicate.  Registration and usage of .BIZ, especially by small and
 medium businesses continues to grow rapidly, as these businesses find that
 their names are more readily available in the .BIZ space.
     The IDN registration for .BIZ is compliant with Internet Corporation for
 Assigned Names and Numbers' (ICANN) IDN guidelines and The Internet
 Engineering Task Forces' (IETF) approved Internationalizing Domain Names in
 Application (IDNA) punycode standard.  The punycode standard controls the
 translation of encoded characters in domain names, such as German umlauts.
 Internet browsers that support punycode, such as Netscape, Mozilla, Opera and
 Firefox will also support the German .BIZ domain names. As punycode adoption
 grows, broader resolution of German .BIZ domain names will be possible.
     Those interested in registering .BIZ domain names should visit
 hhtps://www.neulevel.biz/idns for a full listing of registrars that will
 support German .BIZ domain names.
 
     About .BIZ
     .BIZ is the first and only global top-level domain (gTLD) that's "built
 for business." More than just a Web domain, .BIZ enables companies worldwide
 to enhance and extend their presence online as they position themselves to
 leverage the power of the Internet.
 
     About NeuLevel(R), Inc.
     NeuLevel is a joint venture between NeuStar(R), a leading provider of
 trusted information exchange services for the communications industry, and
 Melbourne IT, a leading international domain name registrar. NeuLevel combines
 NeuStar credentials and experience in managing large, mission-critical
 databases with technically advanced, domain name registration capabilities of
 Melbourne IT. NeuLevel was selected by the Internet Corporation for Assigned
 Names and Numbers (ICANN) to be the exclusive operator of the .BIZ Registry,
 the world's first top-level domain dedicated exclusively to business. NeuLevel
 is also the exclusive Registry Gateway Operator for .CN and .TW, the Chinese
 and Taiwanese country domain names, respectively.  NeuStar operates the .US
 registry -- America's Internet Address(R).
 
 SOURCE  NeuLevel, Inc.