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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 to get the right to flog their doma ...

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  • .xyz, .club and .vip get the nod to sell in China

    … that while .vip has been popular with Chinese domainers, the MIIT license means it can start to tap the small business market there too. Obtaining the license means that the three registries, which are all based in the US or Europe, will have to comply with Chinese regulations when it comes to Chinese customers. That basically means the Chinese…

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  • XYZ fighting red tape to serve Chinese customers

    … XYZ.com is trying to become one of the first non-Chinese gTLD registries to be able to sell unhindered into the Chinese market, in the face of Draconian government regulations. The company has filed a Registry Services Evaluation Process request with ICANN — the first of its kind — that would let it use a gateway service, based in China…

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  • Draconian Chinese crackdown puts domain industry at risk

    … and Information Technology over a decade ago but not really enforced since. As I reported in December, Donuts was facing problems launching its Chinese-script gTLDs due to this red tape. MIIT announced in 2012 that new gTLD applicants would need licenses to sell into China. According to Allegrevita, which until recently was working heavily…

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