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January 18, 2018 02:08

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Eight more gTLDs get Chinese licenses

Radix and MMX have had four new gTLDs each approved for use in China. MMX has had .work, .law, .beer and .购物 (Chinese for “shopping”) approved by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Radix gained approval for .fun, .online, .store and .tech. The approvals mean that Chinese customers of Chinese registrars will be able […]

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MMX: three gTLDs approved for sale in Beijing

Three foreign new gTLDs have been approved for sale and resolution in Chinese capital Beijing, according to MMX. The portfolio registry said today that its .vip is among the first to receive approval from the Beijing Communications Administration, one of China’s many regional authorities. According to MMX, while many gTLDs have managed to pass through […]

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.XYZ domains can’t be registered in China, Negari says it’s temporary

XYZ CEO Daniel Negari says the company is working to resolve issues selling domains in China. China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has instructed domain name registrars in China to stop selling .xyz domain names as of May 4, Domain Name Wire has learned. Many registrars have already complied and are no longer […]

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Uniregistry and Neustar have TLDs approved in China

China’s April batch of approved TLDs has been released, featuring three domains from Neustar and Uniregistry. Neustar had its longstanding, 2000-round .biz pass regulatory scrutiny, while Uniregistry’s .link and .auto have also been approved. While .auto is managed by Cars Registry, a joint venture with XYZ.com, its stablemates .car and .cars do not appear to […]

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.Info and .Mobi get Chinese approval

Two large namespaces will now be available for hosting in China. China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has approved five of Afilias’ top level domain names for sale and use in China, including three “old” domain names and two new top level domain names. Most notable is .info, a top level domain name […]

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China approves more Donuts, Afilias gTLDs

Donuts and Afilias have had two batches of new gTLDs approved for use in China. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology approved five Afilias TLDs and six Donuts TLDs last month. This means customers of Chinese registrars will now be able to legally use those names in China. Afilias was approved for .info, .mobi […]

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Chinese TLDs get Chinese approval

Finally! Two Chinese IDNs get welcome news from China’s regulators. After a long wait, two Chinese internationalized domain names have been accredited by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). TLD Registry’s .在线 (Dot Chinese Online) and .中文网 (Dot Chinese Website) received the accreditation on February 10. The accreditation means that Chinese residents can […]

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GMO and Radix secure Chinese gTLD approval

GMO Registry and Radix have won Chinese government approval for their respective new gTLDs .shop and .site. It’s the second batch of foreign new gTLDs to get the nod from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, following .vip, .club and .xyz in early December. They’re also the first two Asian registries from outside China […]

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.Shop and .Site get Chinese approval

GMO and Radix get good news from China. Just a few weeks after approving .club, .VIP and .XYZ, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has approved two more domain names for sale and hosting within China. GMO Registry’s .Shop and Radix’s .Site were both approved today. The domain names that were approved earlier […]

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Four questions for .XYZ about getting approved in China

Exciting news rippled through the domain industry today as .XYZ, .CLUB, and .VIP were all approved by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”). This is big news because it marks the first time a new domain name extension (or three) have been approved by MIIT for domains to be hosted in China. As you […]

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