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.wang cut off with Chinese red tape

The registry behind .wang and several Chinese-language gTLDs has seen its official registry web site blocked due to Chinese regulations. Zodiac Registry, which also runs .商城, .八卦 and .网店 (“mail”, “gossip” and “shop”)...
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Huge batch of Afilias TLDs approved in China

Seventeen Afilias-operated gTLDs have been approved for use in China. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced yesterday that the following Afilias-owned TLDs now have its official seal of approval: .archi, .bio, .black, .blue, .gr...
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.cloud gets the China blessing

.cloud, run by Italian registry Aruba, has become the latest TLD to get the official nod to sell in China. The blessing from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology came at the end of October and the company announced it today. The accredit...
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Chinese registrars on the decline

Having been on a growth trajectory for some years, the number of ICANN-accredited registrars based in China appears to be on the decline. According to my records, so far this year 26 registrar contracts have been terminated, voluntarily or otherwise, 1...
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Domains used by China’s Top 100 internet companies

Studying these domains will help you understand what types of domains China’s biggest internet companies prefer. Spectacular domain sales to China have been reported in recent years, and many of them were bought by internet companies, such as 360.com for $17m, JD.com for $5m, and Mi.com for $3.6m. This should not surprise domain investors because […]

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