DotMobi will be launching IDNs in simplified Chinese during the second quarter of 2009.
IDNs (Internationalised Domain Names) allow domains to be registered (and accessed) using non-ASCII characters.
If you want to get a basic overview of IDNs check out the WikiPedia entry, or head over to the section on the ICANN site.
About Michele Neylon
Michele is founder and managing director of Irish domain registrar and hosting company Blacknight. Michele has been deeply involved in domain and internet policy discussions for more than a decade.
He also co-hosts the Technology.ie podcast.