• XYZ to put global block on domains banned in China

    …, but they may not activate them unless the registry complies with the law. That law requires the registry to be located on the Chinese mainland. XYZ plans to comply by hiring local player ZDNS to proxy its EPP systems and mirror its Whois. But the Chinese government also bans certain strings — which I gather are mostly but not exclusively in Chinese script…

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  • XYZ to rethink China gateway plans

    … XYZ.com has withdrawn its request to start selling .xyz and .college domains into China via a local gateway service provider. The company has said it will amend and resubmit its plan to ICANN, which had told it the idea “might raise significant Stability or Security issues”. The registry wants to be one of the first non-Chinese registries…

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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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  • The new massive number two new gTLD has me paralyzed with confusion

    … for the TLD itself). They all seem to be registered with “nameinfo@knet.com” in the email address field for the registrant, admin and technical contacts in Whois, even when the registrants are different. That’s even true for dozens of famous trademarks I checked — whether it’s the Bank of China or Alexander McQueen, they’re all using nameinfo…

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