China, which has seen rapid growth on its .cn domain, has made news lately for its attempts to cut down on illicit .cn websites. Recently, new rules were instituted requiring prospective domain owners to submit paper application. Now the People’s Republic has gone even further. Domain applicants will now be required to submit a photo ID and possibly meet in-person with the government.
This is all an attempt to regulate content on the .cn extension, which recently saw rapid growth and virtually became the top ccTLD overnight. The new requirements should cut down on the number of new registrations heavily, however, and it is unlikely that China will keep its #1 spot.
Source | Domain Name Wire