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NeuStar, Inc. announced that it has deployed internationalized domain names (IDNs) for both the Chinese and the Japanese languages in the .BIZ top-level Internet domain. Safenames customers will be able to register .BIZ domain names using these characters as of April 21, 2007.
.BIZ IDNs enable companies worldwide to register domain names in their languages of choice. Safenames 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.