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Old 31st May 2006, 10:29 AM
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Qu, Dragon festival get official domain name

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Zhu Moqing
2006-05-31
THE great ancient poet QuYuan's hometown launched an official Website commemorating the poet and the famous Dragon Boat Festival today with a domain name donated by an Internet investor, Beijing Morning News reported today.

Local web surfers can now access the Website with the Chinese character-embedded domain name: (www.端午节.cn). 端午节 literally translates to Dragon Boat Festival. However, not all web browsers are compatible with the Chinese domain name; some may not be redirected to its actual IP address, the report said.

The domain name was previously registered to a company in South Korea which has claimed the festival's origin in Korea. Yao Jinbo, a Chinese Internet investor retrieved the precious domain name last November by paying the Korean company US$30,000. He then donated the domain name to Zigui County, Hubei Province, where the great poet Qu was born.

"We should preserve our traditions and culture not only in reality but also in the virtual world," Yao said. "Many domain names related to China's traditional festivals and national legacies have been lost to overseas investors. We must prevent further losses."

The Dragon Boat Festival falls on the fifth day of the fifth month according to the Chinese lunar calendar. The most memorialized version on its origin is in memory of Qu, the famous poet, who was also a virtuous official of the Chu Kingdom (Hunan Province) during in the Warring States Period more than 2,200 years ago.

At that time the king was extravagant and corrupt. Qu proposed to the king that he should abandon his lifestyle and follow a more righteous and virtuous one. The king refused his suggestion and when the capital of his nation was occupied by invaders, Qu wrote his final poem beside Miluo River in today's Hunan Province and drowned himself on the fifth day of the fifth month according to the Chinese lunar calendar in 278 BC.

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http://www.shanghaidaily.com/art/200...goes_alive.htm
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Re: Qu, Dragon festival get official domain name

...have been lost to overseas investors...

nah. can't believe that.
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"Many domain names related to China's traditional festivals and national legacies have been lost to overseas investors. We must prevent further losses."

Do you think that comment was aimed at us? tehe
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As I predicted, nationalism will play a big part in the repurchase of domain names.
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Re: Qu, Dragon festival get official domain name

i knew that "portable shrine" i bought was gold.

they are soo much going to want that back. lol
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Re: Qu, Dragon festival get official domain name

Maybe those countries could allocate some of their budgets to create "Domain Recovery Funds" :-)
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Re: Qu, Dragon festival get official domain name

This US$30,000 sale of an IDN needs to be put on DNJournal.
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Maybe those countries could allocate some of their budgets to create "Domain Recovery Funds" :-)

LOL , They need to get a Handfull of Billionaires Together , Schedule a meeting with our Forum , Break out a Few Billion Dollars , And wallah they might Recover The IDN Forum Dictionary :p
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Re: Qu, Dragon festival get official domain name

Man, i was close

I have 舞龍.com that means "dragon dance", another festival....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_dance
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Re: Qu, Dragon festival get official domain name

i got 竜王 which is something to do with dragons in Japanese. i think?
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