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May, 2010

  • 25 May

    Google owns the shortest domain ever

    We’ve covered the world’s longest domain, but what about the shortest? That prize goes to g.cn, a name Google purchased some time ago to make it easier for Chinese users to access Google.cn. There are other one-letter domains, such as Nissan’s z.com and PayPal’s x.com, but both of these are …

March, 2010

  • 25 March

    Go Daddy to stop offering .cn domains

    In a Google-esque move, Go Daddy will no longer offer .cn domains to customers. The announcement was made by spokesperson Christine Jones during a testimony to Congress yesterday. The domain registrar made its decision in light of China’s increasingly strict registration requirements, including copies of identification and in some cases, …

February, 2010

  • 24 February

    More restrictions placed on .cn registration

    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 …

  • 11 February

    China takes more steps to censor .cn domain

    China has been cracking down on pornographic and other illicit content on its .cn domain lately, but now the country has taken things one step further. The government has hired some 600 temporary workers to manually check all 14 million names on the extension for pornography and inaccurate registration records. …

December, 2009

  • 18 December

    China shuts down 775 adult domains

    In an effort to put a stop to online pornography, the Chinese government has shut down 775 pornographic domains in the last three days. This swift action is the result of the country’s new domain name complaint center, where concerned citizens can rat out adult websites. The center is operated …

September, 2009

  • 29 September

    Domain registrations grow amid recession

    Despite the recession, domain names continue to grow. Though the number of TLD registrations last quarter was only 1% more than the quarter before, compared to last year, new registrations have gone up by 9%. This growth easily outpaces most industries. ccTLDs also saw similar growth, increasing by 1% this …

  • 18 September

    Watch out for the Chinese domain scam

    Domainers, take note: a new domain scam is making its rounds across the web. This time, the culprit is a Chinese domain registrar trying to recruit more customers. The victim will usually receive a seemingly polite and well-meaning email from a “domain name register center” in China. The message will …

August, 2009

  • 27 August

    Chinese Language TLDs Coming

    China is moving full speed ahead in its plans to introduce a top-level-domain in the Chinese language. Like the current .cn TLD, the new country domain will use two characters. There have been technical hurdles to implementing Chinese characters in TLDs, but the China Internet Network Information Center now seems …

  • 20 August

    Germany's .de gains position of top ccTLD

    Germany is not only the most populous country in Europe, but is now the operator of the Internet’s most popular ccTLD with more than 13 million registrations on its .de domain. For years Germany held the number one spot, but recently lost its position to China’s .cn extension, which experienced …