• Junk drop cuts .xyz in half, .top claims volume crown

    … falling out with its original “real name verification” provider, ZDNS, which was tasked with verifying the identities of Chinese registrants per local government regulations. I’ve never been able to confirm with either party the cause of this split, but everyone else involved in the Chinese market I’ve asked has told me it related to a dispute…

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  • 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

    … to be able to comply with government regulations, which require all domain firms to have an official license. As we reported last week, it had signed up with local registrar ZDNS, which would proxy for registrations made by Chinese registrants. However, it has now withdrawn its Registry Services Evaluation Process request after ICANN said it would…

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  • XYZ fighting red tape to serve Chinese customers

    … has led to a lot of pissed-off registrants. XYZ says has been receiving complaints from its registrars in the country, which in turn have been receiving complaints from their customers. XYZ proposes to fix the problem by using a gateway service provided by ZDNS, a DNS provider based in mainland China. Registrars in the country would maintain…

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

    … of the week. The names all seem to be using knet.cn name servers I don’t think any of them resolve on the web. I tried loads and couldn’t find so much as a parking page. Google is only aware of about eight resolving .网址 pages. They all seem to have been registered via the same Chinese registrar, which goes by the name of ZDNS (also providing DNS…

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