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Baidu gets Chinese approval for .baidu

It seems China’s Draconian licensing program for TLD registries is not limited to foreigners. Chinese internet giant Baidu on Friday became the latest new gTLD registry operator to get the nod to run a TLD by the Ministry of Industry and Informat...
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.co first ccTLD to get China approval

Repurposed Colombian ccTLD .co has obtained official government approval to operate in China, according to a consultant who worked on the project. Pinky Brand blogged this week that .co is the “first” foreign ccTLD to get the nod, among the...
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.XYZ domains can’t be registered in China, Negari says it’s temporary

XYZ CEO Daniel Negari says the company is working to resolve issues selling domains in China. China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has instructed domain name registrars in China to stop selling .xyz domain names as of May 4, Domain Name Wire has learned. Many registrars have already complied and are no longer […]

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Uniregistry and Neustar have TLDs approved in China

China’s April batch of approved TLDs has been released, featuring three domains from Neustar and Uniregistry. Neustar had its longstanding, 2000-round .biz pass regulatory scrutiny, while Uniregistry’s .link and .auto have also been approved. While .auto is managed by Cars Registry, a joint venture with XYZ.com, its stablemates .car and .cars do not appear to […]
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China approves more Donuts, Afilias gTLDs

Donuts and Afilias have had two batches of new gTLDs approved for use in China. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology approved five Afilias TLDs and six Donuts TLDs last month. This means customers of Chinese registrars will now be able to legally use those names in China. Afilias was approved for .info, .mobi […]
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