Number Of Chinese-Character Domains Breaks 1 Billion

Chinese-character domain names have broken a major milestone. The China Internet Network Information Centre has announced that the number of Chinese-character domain names has broken the one billion total mark, now sitting at 1.03 billion. Because most internet domain names are created using the Roman alphabet, many Chinese-alphabet domain names work as a link to their corresponding Roman domain name. However, in a statement issued by the China Internet Network Information Centre, it encouraged internet companies in the country to begin promoting Chinese-alphabet domain names as a way of increasing their presence on the web.