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Top Level Design’s .ink has become the sixth new gTLD in the Latin alphabet to be approved for sale in China. It was one of four new gTLDs given regulatory approval to begin operating properly in the country late last week. The others were all in Chinese script. From Finnish-founded TLD Registry, .中文网 (“Chinese web site”) and .在线 (“Chinese online”) gained approval.
… confirmed in a statement that it’s switching the roughly 30,000 names in .在线 (.xn--3ds443g, “Chinese online”) and .中文网 (.xn--fiq228c5hs, “Chinese website”) from Afilias to Beijing Teleinfo Network Technology Co. Tele-info is a little-known back-end provider currently servicing four pre-launch Latin-script Chinese gTLDs. According to TLDR…
… TLD Registry, the Finnish/Irish registry that runs two Chinese-script gTLDs, has ditched Afilias in favor of a Chinese back-end provider. Afilias said tonight that as of Friday it will no longer be the back-end for .在线 (.xn--3ds443g, “Chinese online”) and .中文网 (.xn--fiq228c5hs, “Chinese website”). The company said: Afilias has been directed…