The China Internet Network Information Center is pushing for more Chinese Internet standards to be used around the world.

CNNIC points to three standards that are currently being used around the world: Registration and Administration Recommendations for Chinese Domain Names (RFC 4713); Chinese Character Encoding for Internet Messages (RFC 1922); and Joint Engineering Team Guidelines for Internationalized Domain Names Registration and Administration for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (RFC 3743).

Of the three standards, RFC 4713 and RFC 3743 were drafted by CNNIC and RFC 1922 by Tsinghua University. They are among the only three international standards that China has ever made regarding Internet usage, and accounted for less than one percent of the total international standards.

CNNIC is calling on more Chinese enterprises and experts to participate in Internet international standard making and make their due contributions to China's technology development.

In internetworking and computer network engineering, Request for Comments (RFC) documents are a series of memoranda encompassing new research, innovations, and methodologies applicable to Internet technologies. Engineers and computer scientists may publish discourse in the form of an RFC memorandum, either for peer review or simply to convey new concepts or information. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) adopts some of the proposals published in RFCs as Internet standards.

The inception of the RFC format occurred in 1969 as part of the seminal ARPANET project. Today, it is the official publication channel for the IETF, the Internet Architecture Board, and the global community of computer network researchers in general.

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