.CN suspension

Jan 11, 2010  - written by  in Domain names

Following a change in the Chinese registry, which is (in)directly managed by the Chinese government, it is no longer possible for us to sell .CN domains.

After an initial change at the end of last year that surprised everyone in limiting purchase of these domains to companies only, the registry has just added a very clear and simple rule: in order to have stricter control over the domains that are sold, they simply and plainly forbid new registrations to registrars that are not Chinese!

Renewals and transfers do not appear to be concerned by this for the time being, though we are not immune to unwelcome surprises.

We will keep you informed as events unfold.