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CN Domain Registrations Slip Even Further

CNNIC logoThe number of .CN domain name registrations have slipped by over one million in the two months to 30 June according to statistics published on the China Internet Network Information Center’s (CNNIC) website this week.

The latest figure is 7,246,686 compared to 8,254,681 at the end of April. CNNIC, unlike many registries, often posts registration figures several months late. Others such as DENIC (.DE) and Nominet (.UK) have real time statistics.

The dramatic reductions are the result of the end of promotions that lasted for much of 2008 and 2009 where domain names could be registered for a few cents and the introduction of restrictions on registrants.

The latest figures mean .CN is still is the third highest ranked ccTLD behind .DE with 13,765,490 registrations as of 7 August and 8,654,260 for .UK (United Kingdom). .NL (Netherlands) is fourth with 3,981,555 registrations while .EU (European Union) is fifth with 3,227,644 registrations.

Europe Registry logoTo register your domain name for any of the above ccTLDs, or any other, check out Europe Registry here.

.CN Takes Censorship One Step Further

China has taken its censorship of .CN websites a step further following CNNIC’s hiring of 600 temporary workers to check all .CN domain names for pornographic content and inaccurate records, says an IDG report.This will be quite an onerous task for 600 people given there are close to 14 million .CN domain names registered.CNNIC (China Internet Network Information Center), the .CN registry, has “previously announced its cleanup of .CN domains, but the scale of its hiring is a reminder that the center must bow to directives from the country’s authoritarian government. While lax regulation in China has been partly blamed for malicious activity on .CN domains, the government’s crackdown has focused on porn more than Web security,” says the IDG report.”As with so many cleanups in China, there is a very legitimate crime-fighting and law enforcement side of this,” said Rebecca MacKinnon, a visiting fellow at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy, in an e-mail to IDG. “But the flip side is that it also provides a very handy excuse to tighten controls on political and dissenting speech at the same time.”To read this IDG report in full, see:

.CN’s Confusing Registration Practices May Allow Individuals to Register Domains Again

CNNIC logoRegistering.CN domain names, the Chinese ccTLD, has become a confusing thing to do of late. First CNNIC, the .CN registry, announced that registrations would no longer be accepted by individuals. But now there is confusion and talk that China will begin to accept registrations from individuals once again.

The Chinese government said in December that it would stop individuals from registering .CN domain names, reserving the ccTLD for registered businesses. Registrants would have to apply in person, not online, and produce a business license and the individual applicant’s identification, reports ZDNet.

The policy changes were an attempt to crack down on what the Chinese deemed illegal domain names, especially those responsible for pornographic, malware and spam content.

However the suggestion that changes are coming, again, have come from an official from CNNIC who told China Daily that they are drafting a regulation to allow individuals to register .CN domain names with their own identity.

“It’s a trend that individuals register their own domain names,” said Qi Lin, assistant deputy from CNNIC told China Daily.

“We are now working to check whether individual registrars’ information is true, complete and accurate, and based on this we can quicken our speed in drawing up the regulation on individual domain name registration.”

“Banning domain name registrations for individual applicants will have a negative impact on the industry because the applicants can either turn to foreign registers or apply with false information,” Qi said.

Asia Registry logoTo register your .CN domain name, check out Asia Registry here.

CNNIC Requires Hard Copy .CN Domain Name Applications

CNNIC logoThe China Internet Network Information Center, CNNIC, have announced applicants for .CN domain names will be required to submit hard copy (paper) applications in addition to their online application as of 14 December 2009.

The hard copy application will need to include the original application form with business seal, company business license (photocopy), and registrant ID (photocopy). Registrars have been advised they are required to carefully review the application material, and when an application is deemed to meet the requirements, they are to submit the application material via fax or email to CNNIC and withhold the original application material.

If CNNIC does not receive the formal paper-based application material within five days or the application material does not meet requirements, the domain name applied for will be deleted.

CNNIC claims the hard copy application is “to further enhance the authenticity, accuracy, and integrality of the domain name registration information.”

Asia Registry logoTo register your .CN domain name, check out Asia Registry here.

Has .CN Regained Number One ccTLD Ranking from .DE?

After not having posted registration figures for at least four months, CNNIC, the China Internet Network Information Center, has finally updated its figures to show they have regained the number one ccTLD ranking from .DE (Germany).According to the latest figures, there were 13,680,727 domain name registrations as of 30 November compared to 13,325,300 .DE registrations as of 13 December according to the DENIC website.Registration figures for CNNIC were dropping significantly, likely to be as a result of the ending of a promotion CNNIC were running in 2008. However it appears they are once again on an upward trend.Both though are way ahead of the third placed ccTLD, .UK (United Kingdom) who in November passed the eight millionth registration milestone.To register your .CN, .DE, .UK or any other domain name, check out Europe Registry or Asia Registry.

China Boosts The .CN domain names

“China” will formally enter the global Internet in 2009. The China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) officially launched “China’s domain name global escalation action” on July 16, according to Chinanews.com.

The main contents of this action are from the day domain name “.China” enters the global root domain name system and all those registered users of “.CN” will automatically receive a corresponding “.China” domain name. Users need not register. Also at this time, all “.China” domain names will automatically synchronize with the “Chinese domain name” global registered root domain name system and can be visited anywhere in the world.

Opinion :

It seems China have already put through a regulatory system which will organise the .CHINA domain extension. China have already taken dominance over germany with the .DE extension becoming second to the .CN. So the question we must ask ourselves will the .CHINA be more popular than say the .GERMANY ?.

Original article : http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90776/90881/6453625.html

If you would like to register your .CN at $5.00 USD for the first year go to

The promotion code is CN608

.CN surpasses the .Net Extension

The popularity of the .CN has toppled the .net extension, with a 23 percent rise in the first quarter of 2008.

Denic that runs Germany’s “.de” domain pegged “.cn” registrations at 11.8 million and “.net” at 11.6 million as of May. The findings come as China reported that the number of Internet users there has soared to 221 million, by some measures tying the U.S. online population as largest in the world.

There’s no threat of “.cn” overtaking “.com” any time soon, however. The “.com” suffix, which VeriSign also runs, is the overwhelming leader, with 76.5 million registrations worldwide, while “.de” is second with 12.1 million according to Denic.

If you are interested in getting your .CN Domain name at a low cost : http://www.asiaregistry.com/domains/domains_cn.html

Ensure that you use the promotion code to get the discount from $65.00 USD for 1 year to $5.00 USD.

Promotion code is : CN608

To read the article further : http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gxg8j_PONVJP3zZePTAlzCANT28wD91CJSFO0