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Chinese domain market report : New law in China affects domain name operators

China‘s financial model of “Communist Capitalism” is an amalgam of an authoritarian, government-enforced ruleset, combined with an open, yet heavily regulated market. A new law taking effect in June will be affecting domain name operators, as follows: Provision on the Administration of Online Publishing Services – An online publishing services provider should: Obtain an online […]

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Chinese domain market report : Blog editors must be approved by the government

China is heading towards a bizarre state that encourages capitalism and restricts individuality; we call this, “Communist Capitalism.” The requirement for “foreign” domain registries to register with the Chinese government is one such example. A new mandate, effective June 1st, is that Chinese Internet news outlets and blogs, web sites, forums, search engines and even […]

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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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Chinese to invade .africa? CEO thinks so

While .africa finally went on sale last week after years of legal fights, it seems Africans may find themselves in the minority of registrants. A combination of awareness, pricing and anticipated interest from Chinese domain investors, means that Africans could account for as few as 1 in 10 .africa registrations, according to Lucky Masilela, CEO […]
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Chinese Are 9 of Top 10 Biggest Registrants of New gTLD’s; Top 10 Own Over 10% Of All New gTLD’s

I was looking at ntldstats.com checking out the top registrants of new gTLD’s and of the top 10 biggest registrants of new gTLD’s 9 are from China. Moreover the top 10 registrants account for over 3.2 million registrations of new gTLD’s. According to ntldstats.com there are 29,194,819 new gTLD’s registered, meaning that the top 10 […]

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Chinese domain market report : It’s all about the letter Xi

China’s President, Xi Jinping, is currently on a formal visit to the US; President Donald Trump heralded the progress in discussions as “tremendous.” However, in 2016 Mr. Trump said China had “raped the US” in the financial markets, promising to brand China as a “currency manipulator.” Chinese domain investors should feel more confident, knowing that […]

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