NeuStar Launches Chinese and Japanese Language Domain Names in .BIZ TLD

Mar 22, 2007, 01:00 ET from NeuStar, Inc.

    STERLING, Va., March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NeuStar, Inc. (NYSE:  
 NSR) announced today that it has deployed internationalized domain names
 (IDNs) for both the Chinese and the Japanese languages in the .BIZ top-
 level Internet domain. Interested registrants will be able to secure .BIZ
 domain names using these characters as of April 21, 2007.
     .BIZ IDNs enable companies and for-profit organizations worldwide to
 register domain names in their languages of choice. NeuStar has offered
 .BIZ IDNs in Spanish, Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish since
 November 2006, and in German since 2004.
     NeuStar's Chinese and Japanese IDN offerings make available more than
 19,000 Han and 178 Katakana and Hiragana characters, which are commonly
 used in China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, and in Chinese and
 Japanese communities around the world. The complete Chinese and Japanese
 language tables can be found online at http://www.neustar-registry.biz/idn.
     "China and Japan are two of the world's largest markets for IDNs, and
 BIZ is the first global domain to implement Chinese and Japanese IDNs in a
 manner that fully respects the linguistic cultures of both language
 groups," commented Richard Tindal, vice president of domain name services
 at NeuStar. "With IDNs becoming more prevalent, we expect that .BIZ will
 become an essential component of every savvy international company's media
 mix, particularly among firms with large Chinese- and Japanese-speaking
 customer bases. Because .BIZ is a generic TLD, it is global in scope, and
 can reach businesses that operate in these languages anywhere around the
 world."
     NeuStar's Chinese and Japanese IDN offerings in .BIZ not only help
 protect intellectual property rights and brand consistency through the
 bundling of like names, but also mitigate homographic and "spoofing"
 attacks across the two widely-used language groups, which share a large
 repertoire of Han characters. Further, NeuStar's solution reinforces the
 company's commitment to adhere to the recommendations put forth by the
 Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the China
 Network Information Center (CNNIC), Japan Registry Service Co. Ltd. (JPRS)
 and the Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC).
     All IDN names in .BIZ can be registered in one- to 10-year increments,
 and will be available on a "first come, first served" basis from accredited
 .BIZ registrars. IDNs in .BIZ work in all major Web browsers including
 Internet Explorer 7, Firefox and Safari.
     About NeuStar
     NeuStar (NYSE:   NSR) is a provider of essential clearinghouse and
 directory services to the global communications and Internet industry.
 Visit NeuStar online at http://www.NeuStar.biz.
 
 

SOURCE NeuStar, Inc.
    STERLING, Va., March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NeuStar, Inc. (NYSE:  
 NSR) announced today that it has deployed internationalized domain names
 (IDNs) for both the Chinese and the Japanese languages in the .BIZ top-
 level Internet domain. Interested registrants will be able to secure .BIZ
 domain names using these characters as of April 21, 2007.
     .BIZ IDNs enable companies and for-profit organizations worldwide to
 register domain names in their languages of choice. NeuStar has offered
 .BIZ IDNs in Spanish, Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish since
 November 2006, and in German since 2004.
     NeuStar's Chinese and Japanese IDN offerings make available more than
 19,000 Han and 178 Katakana and Hiragana characters, which are commonly
 used in China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, and in Chinese and
 Japanese communities around the world. The complete Chinese and Japanese
 language tables can be found online at http://www.neustar-registry.biz/idn.
     "China and Japan are two of the world's largest markets for IDNs, and
 BIZ is the first global domain to implement Chinese and Japanese IDNs in a
 manner that fully respects the linguistic cultures of both language
 groups," commented Richard Tindal, vice president of domain name services
 at NeuStar. "With IDNs becoming more prevalent, we expect that .BIZ will
 become an essential component of every savvy international company's media
 mix, particularly among firms with large Chinese- and Japanese-speaking
 customer bases. Because .BIZ is a generic TLD, it is global in scope, and
 can reach businesses that operate in these languages anywhere around the
 world."
     NeuStar's Chinese and Japanese IDN offerings in .BIZ not only help
 protect intellectual property rights and brand consistency through the
 bundling of like names, but also mitigate homographic and "spoofing"
 attacks across the two widely-used language groups, which share a large
 repertoire of Han characters. Further, NeuStar's solution reinforces the
 company's commitment to adhere to the recommendations put forth by the
 Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the China
 Network Information Center (CNNIC), Japan Registry Service Co. Ltd. (JPRS)
 and the Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC).
     All IDN names in .BIZ can be registered in one- to 10-year increments,
 and will be available on a "first come, first served" basis from accredited
 .BIZ registrars. IDNs in .BIZ work in all major Web browsers including
 Internet Explorer 7, Firefox and Safari.
     About NeuStar
     NeuStar (NYSE:   NSR) is a provider of essential clearinghouse and
 directory services to the global communications and Internet industry.
 Visit NeuStar online at http://www.NeuStar.biz.
 
 SOURCE NeuStar, Inc.