Chinese .CN domain is about to open registration to individuals

According to new registration rules published by CNNIC, individuals will be able to register .cn domains from 0:00 on 29th of May.

As of the end of 2011, there are 2.296 million Chinese websites, representing an increase of 20 percent since the end of 2010.

CNNIC (China Internet Network Information Center), the administrative agency responsible for China’s Internet affairs, suspended Chinese individuals and foreign entities registering .cn domains in January 2010, after a series of radical market promotions in which .cn domains were sold at the price of 1 yuan for the first year. In its attempt to save the reputation of China’s domains, CNNIC announced an indefinite suspension all “.CN” registrations from overseas registrars in 2010. The active .cn websites have significantly decreased since the suspension.

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