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Wyith to offer domain names in traditional and simplified Chinese and other non-English characters

Hongkong - August 1, 2000 - Wyith Incorporated, a top e-business solutions provider in Asia, today announces its plans to offer domain names in Chinese characters and other non-English character based languages.

Go to TheMultilinguals.com and register your multi-lingual names now! They are now working!

As the First Asian Gold Partner of Melbourne IT's Internet Names Worldwide (INWW), Wyith Incorporated will be able to be benefitted from INWW's recent agreement with i-DNS International to register domain names in Chinese characters and in the near future, other non-English character based languages such as Japanese, Arabic, Thai and Tamil. This arrangement allows Wyith Incorporated to provide a truly international Internet experience to its customers.

INWW's parent company, Melbourne IT Ltd., says INWW has become the first domain name registrar to offer the service and also be accredited by ICANN - the non-profit organization which manages the Internet's addressing system.

This new multilingual technology gives Wyith's customers the freedom to capture new e-commerce opportunities by opening web access and domain name registration to the large population of non-English communities without being restricted by language.

Rather than trying to enforce a new multilingual address standard on the already complicated Internet addressing system, the i-DNS technology converts multilingual unicode domain names into ASCII to transmit IP addresses across the Internet. As long as the transmitting server is able to convert an address, the request should reach its destination.

While commercial use of the system is rolling out already, the technology is not yet a global Internet standard, although Wyith and INWW believes it has a good chance of becoming one.

As reported from INWW, this service would be extended to other non-English character languages such as Japanese, Arabic, Thai and Tamil.

Non-executive Director of Wyith and INWW General Manager Clive Flory said the i-DNS technology would will help drive Internet adoption amongst the non-English speaking population.

"We are looking at the birth of the first truly international Internet community where language is no longer a barrier," enthused Flory. "The new system empowers non-English speaking populations to tap into the power of the Internet and e-commerce."

"From a business perspective, it makes the marketing of Web addresses easier and more effective," he added. "Language specific sites can market the addresses of their site in the relevant native written language. All people have to do is type in the domain name in that language."

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While not widely used in Asia yet, the i-DNS system caused chaos in Hong Kong earlier this year. The attraction of native-language domain names spurred on a new domain name gold rush with speculators rushing to register their Chinese equivalent of a business.com or wine.com investment.

Other I-DNS's Asian partners include HKNet and 3rd Generation Network Information Centre (3gnic) in Hong Kong, TimeNet and the Chinese Registration Company in Taiwan, Portal Science and LGA International in Singapore, and Internet KSC, Loxinfo and CS Internet in Thailand.

When TimeNet launched its services last December, name registrations reportedly reached one per second. At the beginning of the year in Hong Kong, enthusiasm was also high. Suggestions of mass cybersquatting abounded, while i-DNS drew up a dispute resolution policy to deal with conflicts about names reserved through its registry by licensed registrars.

About Wyith Incorporated

Founded in 1991, the company is a provider of corporate MIS applications, backend IT services and is a strategic consultant of e-business. The company's wholly owned division, Wyith Limited, is also a world class leader in B2C domain-based services, including domain registrations in over 70 countries, Web hosting and related services. The business has serviced over 40,000 customers worldwide, spanning 110 countries.

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