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#China and UDRP : New rules at the #WIPO change the .CN landscape

The WIPO is changing the way China’s two ccTLD strings are to be handled, as far the UDRP process is concerned. The launch of specific domain name dispute resolution services for .cn and .中国 (China) follows different guidelines than with other TLDs. The new process will only affect domains that are 3 years old and […]

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Qixi Festival : The #Chinese domain market for “Chips” is dead

China’s domain “Chip” game is dead, and not even the Qixi Festival can revive it. The annual festival is China’s version of Valentine’s Day, and just like New Year’s in China, it’s an opportunity to exchange gifts, including money. We don’t foresee that Chinese lovebirds will spend their cash on domain names, however. Prices for […]

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Chinese domain market report : China’s investment in .CN explodes

In January, during NamesCon, the Chinese domain registrar CNNIC proudly announced that .CN is the largest ccTLD in the world. At the time, more than 14 million .CN domains were “in circulation,” having surpassed Germany’s .DE registrations. The number is considerably higher now, as the domain market and investment in .CN domains has exploded. According […]

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Chinese domain sales : Invest, while western companies are leaving China?

According to a recent report, 25% of US companies active in China plan to move some of their operations out of the country, or have already done so. Market conditions are getting worse in the world’s 2nd largest economy, and the Chinese stock market has entered a bearish phase. Domain investors are seeing China as […]

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Special Report: The Chinese conspiracy over the .CN domains

As of January 6th, China Internet Network Information Center (CINIC) requires .CN registrars to suspend new registrations for .CN domain names, unless the registrants maintain a valid presence in mainland China. Very few domainers are aware of the real motives behind this move. Originally, some domainers thought it was in order to control the quality […]

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