Check it out: 教育部。中国.
That’s one, but by no means the only, of the first live, fully Chinese-script domain names. It’s China’s Ministry of Education.
Previously, it had been announced that the .中国 internationalized country-code TLD would not go live until August.
But on Friday CNNIC said that 90% of China’s ministries have got their .中國 domains already, along with 95% of news websites, 90% of universities and 40% of China’s Top 500 enterprises.
Not only was that level of adoption achieved very quietly, it was also achieved very quickly. According to IANA, .中國 was delegated just seven days earlier, on July 9.
All of these Chinese-script TLDs were approved by ICANN’s board at the conclusion of the Brussels meeting last month.
It’s perhaps not surprising that ICANN did not broadly announce the latest delegations. It got burnt for pre-empting Arab nations’ publicity when the first IDN TLDs went live in May.