Guest post from Pat Kane, Senior Vice President, Naming and Directory Services
On Oct. 23, 2013, at approximately 11:00 a.m. EDT, Verisign received authorization instructions from the U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to delegate four new gTLDs into the root zone, which we are responsible for maintaining per the Cooperative Agreement between Verisign and NTIA. Verisign acted in accordance with our contractual obligation and delegated these TLDs into the root zone at 2:33 p.m. EDT the same day.
Verisign has entered the ASCII versions of the strings listed below into the DNS root, now making these gTLDs live.
- .сайт (XN–80ASWG): Russian word for “Web site”
- .онлайн (XN–80ASEHDB) Russian word for “.online”
- شبكة. (XN–NGBC5AZD) Arabic word for “Web” or “Network,” and;
- .游戏 (XN–UNUP4Y) Chinese word for “Game”