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Web registration rules Web registration rules(0)

The announcement came as Beijing is in talks with Google about whether the US-based search engine will be allowed to continue operating in China after it said it would no longer cooperate in web censorship.

The state-sanctioned Chinese group that assigns domain names suspended registration of individuals on December 14 after government media accused it of failing to check whether their sites provided pornographic content.

Under the new system, individual operators must submit their identity cards and photos of themselves and meet in person with regulators and representatives of service providers, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said Tuesday.

Source : Konaxis

Hong Kong next year will launch .Hong Kong Chinese domain names Hong Kong next year will launch .Hong Kong Chinese domain names(0)

Hong Kong Internet Registration Management Corporation pointed out after the introduction of “.Hong Kong” domain name, users can register the “. Hk” and “.Hong Kong” domain names at the same time, and users will receive Simplified Chinese domain name automatically when registering a Traditional Chinese domain name, which can be described as double benefit.

The company added that due to HK’s proximity to mainland China, neighboring Taiwan, Southeast Asia and other places “.Hong Kong” domain name will be launched to cater for the increasingly frequent economic and trade exchanges in this region, promoting the development of Chinese language web site.

Domain names written in chinese Domain names written in chinese(0)

Chinese regulators have long promoted the use of Chinese-language domain names and forecast that their spread would boost Internet use in the country. But local companies seem less excited than Chinese authorities about the change.

Domains in Chinese script could appeal mainly to users who are elderly or live in rural Chinese areas, said analysts. Those are the main users that may not be used to typing Web addresses in English or in Pinyin, a phonetic spelling system often used online to replace Chinese characters with Latin ones.

Chinese Internet users are widely familiar with Latin-character domains, so big Chinese Internet companies may not need to change them. And users who are not used to typing English can visit a website via a search engine rather than directly typing its Web address, said analyst.

The ICANN decision has not yet taken effect, but Chinese regulators have already allowed local companies to register domain names that have Chinese characters throughout their names, including at the country-code level. Those domains can only be visited within China, or by computers using Chinese DNS (Domain Name System) servers.

A Chinese domain name might not make sense for some Web sites. Many Chinese companies use numbers in their domain names that are widely associated with their brands. Local portal NetEase keeps its Web site at

Source : Konaxis

Near 90% online merchants desired to have independent CN domain names Near 90% online merchants desired to have independent CN domain names(0)

In response to this, analysts said, as China’s e-commerce market continued to flourish, merchants using independent web domain names to promote and expand sales has become a trend.

For online merchants, having an independent domain name, it is equivalent to have a separate “house number” that can identify a good store brand, distinguish from other similar e-shops. Moreover, in the Shop promotion process, a simple, unique independent domain name allows users memorize Shops more conveniently and helps bring “repeat” users.

It is known that some domestic well-known C2C e-commerce platforms have succeeded in obtaining CN domain names registration qualifications. The experts said that with China’s Internet market’s continuous expansion, small and medium business online merchants’ demands of independent CN domain names will continue rising, China’s C2C e-commerce market is about to usher in a new stage of development.

Data showed that the growing size of the domestic C2C e-commerce market brought about the homogenization, which makes small and medium business online merchants take the initiative to seek personalized marketing means to achieve “stand out.” And independent domain names are undoubtedly the creation of independent brands, to achieve the best personalized marketing.

Chinese domain names Chinese domain names(0)

CNNIC expects that within two years, majority of the country?s Web sites will have domain names that end in the two Chinese characters for “China,” rather than the .cn top-level domain. It also expects those domain names to become the most widely visited by Chinese Internet users.

Then, the agency targets standardizing the use of Chinese-language domains worldwide. China and other countries have asked the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Internet’s governance body, to pass an implementation plan for certain country-level domains in local languages during the organization’s meeting in October.

If the plan passes, then global root servers by next year should support the Chinese-language version of the country’s top-level domain, said Zhang.

Chinese-language domains would boost Internet penetration in China and be easier for local users to remember than versions written in English, she said.

Although some Web sites in China already support Chinese versions of both their top- and second-level domains, the English-language domains seems to be the most widely used especially in advertisements.

CNNIC now gives registrants who apply for a domain name ending in .cn the same domain with Chinese characters as its top level as well. Registrants also have the option to choose between the traditional and simplified Chinese versions of their top-level domain, said Zhang.

Simplified Chinese is the script for the language used in China and Singapore, while Taiwan and Hong Kong use more complex traditional characters. The disadvantage of the simplified version of a top=level domain is that an attacker could attempt to steal visitor information by registering the traditional version and drawing users to it instead.

China has the most number of internet users in any country. As of the end of June, there were 338 million registered Internet users according to CNNIC.

Source : Konaxis

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