Netpia Inc

20 years in service

1995-07-10 17:17:04

An IT company was born!

Pan Jung Lee founded and setablised the company as Internet Business Institute (IBI)

1996-08-01 00:00:00

No to cybersquatters!

Prevented cybersquatting in Korea by the company’s ardent awareness campaign on the importance of domain name registration.

1997-11-01 00:00:00

A new concept was created

Completed Korean Internet Address system's basic concept, which does not require domain names

1998-07-01 00:00:00

Web-A 1.0

Developed the application program Web-A 1.0 that supports the Korean Internet Address

1998-08-01 00:00:00

Korean Internet Address server

Developed the Korean Internet Address service of server method (rDNS)

1999-02-01 00:00:00

Joint test service

Joint-tested the Native Language Internet Address (application program method) service in China, Japan and Korea for the first time in the world !

1999-02-01 00:00:00


Announced the Native Language Internet Address system method (rDNS server) at APRICOT 1999 in Singapore

1999-09-01 00:00:00

Korean Internet Address commercial service

Began the first Korean name (Korean Internet Address) commercial service among the non-English speaking nations

2000-01-01 00:00:00

Shared registrar of ICANN

Approved Shared Registrar of ICANN (.com, .net, .org domain registration)

2000-03-01 00:00:00 Inc

IBI changed the company name to Inc. Netpia means Internet Utopia.

2000-06-01 00:00:00

International Domain Name Registration

Began the international domain registration service as an ICANN Shared Registrar

2000-07-01 00:00:00

Hit of 2000 award

Awarded the "Hit of 2000" product by Korea Times, Segye Times and Korea Herald.

2000-08-01 00:00:00

Korean-name DNS method

Began the Korean-Name DNS method (Korean Internet Address) through coalition with ISPs, including Hanaro Telecom Inc.

2000-10-01 00:00:00

More ISP coalitions

October 2000 Expanded the Korean name service through coalition with 10 different ISPs, including KT and Nownuri

2000-12-01 00:00:00

Global Achievement award

Received the Global Achievement Award by the Korean Reporters Association

2000-12-01 00:00:00

Netpia method is chosen as the standard

December 2000 Held a conference for the goal and direction of Korean Internet Address - Netpia's method was selected as the standard

2001-03-01 00:00:00

Secured 80% of high speed internet users

March 2001 Secured more than 80% of high speed Internet users through coalition with 18 national ISPs

2001-06-01 00:00:00

Average usage of 6 million

Daily use of Keyword Korean Name reached 6 million on average

2001-06-01 00:00:00

Thai Internet Address

Signed a final agreement to provide the Thai Internet Address system to NIPA of Thailand

2001-08-01 00:00:00

Korean Internet Address

Service name was changed from "Keyword Korean Name" to "Korean Internet Address."

2001-10-01 00:00:00


Held the Commemoration event of the Korean Internet Address

2001-12-01 00:00:00

Korean E-mail Testing

Held a joint meeting for Korean E-Mail testing and the Korean Peninsula Reunification fund raising

2001-12-01 00:00:00

Netpia's Korean Internet is the Standard.

TIA under the Ministry of Information and Communication set the Korean Internet Address by Netpia as the standard

2001-12-01 00:00:00

4th Commercial Collaborations Award

The 4th Commercial Collaborations Award in venture division

2002-01-01 00:00:00

Korean Internet Address Association

Pan Jung Lee, CEO participated in the Opening ceremony of Korean Internet Address Association and inaugurated as Co-Representative.

2002-04-01 00:00:00

Numeric-type Korean Internet Address

Number-type Korean Internet Address service was launched

2002-05-01 00:00:00

MS Keyword Service Method Patent

Received the patent for MS Keyword Service Method

2002-05-01 00:00:00

Affiliation with ChuNLIAn

Started the service of the Korean Internet Address through affiliation with ChuNLIAn

2002-06-01 00:00:00

Korea Digital Award

The 2002 Korea Digital Award

2002-07-01 00:00:00

Took over HINC

Took over Internet keywords from HINC, Real Names' service provider in Korea and provided service

2002-08-01 00:00:00

12 million uage per day!

The use of Korean Internet Address reached 12 million per day

2002-09-01 00:00:00

Korean Internet Address name server Patent

Received patent for the Korean Internet Address service name server

2002-10-01 00:00:00

Presidential Award (IT division)

Pan Jung Lee, CEO, was awarded the Presidential award in IT division

2002-10-01 00:00:00

More awards for 2002

The Internet Company Award of the Year by the Korean Reporters Association and the Grand prize for the top-100 Patented Product

2003-02-01 00:00:00


Participated in the Asia regional meeting of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) hosted by the UN

2003-02-01 00:00:00

80 different languages

Developed the NLIA service in 80 different languages

2003-02-01 00:00:00

250 Koren Local governments

100% Registration of Korean Internet Address for 250 Korean local governments

2003-03-01 00:00:00


Announced NLIA solution for 90 countries participating in APRICOT 2003

2003-05-25 07:07:35

Exclusive Partnership

Started the exclusive business partnership for Korean Internet Address

2003-06-01 00:00:00

Information Technology Premier's Award

Pan Jung Lee, CEO, received the Information Technology Award, Premier's Award.

2003-07-01 00:00:00

Korean E-mail Address commercial service

Commercial service of Korean E-mail Address

2003-08-01 00:00:00

Summer Daegu Universiade

Provided NLIA service for 95 different countries at the Summer Daegu Universiade 2003

2003-08-01 00:00:00


Announced NLIA for the First WITFOR (World IT Forum) to promote NLIA service to realize e-government

2003-08-01 00:00:00

20 million usage per day!

The use of the Korean Internet Address reached 20,000,000 per day

2003-08-01 00:00:00

Registration of the Public Prosecutor's Office

100% registration of the Korean Internet Address of the Korean public prosecutor's offices

2003-09-01 00:00:00

Separate divisions

Separated from Korean E-mail Address division and from the domain division

2003-10-01 00:00:00

Expansion of Korean Internet Address

Expanded Korean Internet Address users through cooperation with 51 national ISPs

2003-10-01 00:00:00

ITU Telecom World

Participated in 2003 ITU Telecom World (Geneva, Switzerland)

2003-11-01 00:00:00

Korean Internet Address Map

The Korean Internet Address map service

2003-11-01 00:00:00

Second exclusive partnership

Operation of the second exclusive business partnership for the Korean Language Internet Address


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