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Direct visits driving demand for domains in China

Kassey Lee reviews data about how people in China visit websites. I often hear that domains are no longer relevant because consumers simply go to their search engines for anything they want to find. This, if true, must be detrimental to domain investment. Unfortunately, I could not find much data to support or reject this […]

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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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