To celebrate the Chinese New Year for one of our most important markets, we have started a new blog series to honor our loyal supporters in China. Scroll down to read the full post in English.
第三，ICANN, 简单说就是一个域名管理和运营组织, 必须先通过合同变化，允许在中国注册技术方案。
To all of our Chinese followers: Big news! We would like to announce we have taken MAJOR steps toward accreditation in China, which is on track for this year. This has been a long process, and we have crossed three of the five hurdles needed for full accreditation in China.
First, a brief overview of the accreditation process (we promise it won’t bore you):
Step 1. The registry must form a Chinese business entity to operate in China.
Step 2. The Chinese business must obtain a Chinese business license.
Step 3. ICANN, the governing body over naming on the internet, must approve the contractual changes to allow registry’s technical solution in China.
Step 4. ICANN then must successfully test the registry’s technical solution in China.
Step 5. Lastly, the registry must apply (through its Chinese business entity) for accreditation through the Chinese Government.
Whew, end of technical talk!
We are happy to announce that Steps 1 and 2 have been completed! We have fully formed our Chinese business entity and obtained our business license, which means that we will be able to operate as a business in China. This is a major accomplishment and the product of nearly a year of hard work. But our Chinese friends are worth it! Check out our shiny new business license:
We have also checked off Step 3. We have executed an amendment to our Registry Agreement with ICANN to operate our registry services in China. We are the ONLY foreign registry operator to receive this mandatory permission from ICANN. That means we are closer to becoming fully accredited than any other non-Chinese new domain extension using a gateway model to operate in China.
With three of the five steps completed, we are now underway with Step 4. Testing is going as planned and we look forward to becoming accredited in 2016. We expect adoption to skyrocket once we receive approval, so be sure to register your .xyz domains now before someone else does! Click here to see a list of CCCC.xyz and LLLLL.xyz domains available now for standard fees, or bid on over 150 .xyz domains that are being sold for no reserve in our exclusive West.cn auction (visit W263.xyz for English). For more information about the auction, please read our complete announcement here.
Our Chinese partners are also currently offering a special promotion for .xyz domains for a limited time. Act now before someone else snatches up that perfect domain!