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

    … The Chinese government has granted licenses to operate in the country to its first tranche of new gTLDs — .vip, .club and .xyz. The agreements mean that Chinese registrars will be able to give their Chinese customers the ability to actually use their domains for web sites. It also means the companies will be obliged to censor domains…

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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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