Tag Archives: IDN

Aug. to Nov. 2014 China Bulletin

In 2012, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) began drafting revisions (Draft Measures – see June-July 2013 Bulletin), to its 2004 ( (2004 Measures), which regulate domain name service suppliers in China. A key driver for the revisions is the approval by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the nonprofit organization responsible for regulating top-level domains (TLDs), of hundreds of new applications for TLDs beginning in 2014. The Draft Measures reportedly require non-Chinese Internet registries to set up a subsidiary registry in China or entrust a Chinese-based registry Continue reading

June-July China Bulletin

In May, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released the draft Measures for the Administration of Internet Domain Names (Draft Measures) for comment. They regulate domain name service activities in China by registries, top-level domain name operators, registrars and root server operators, as well as resolution service providers, registration agents, reigstration data hosters and emergency backup service providers. The Draft Measures will be of particular interest to operators registering new internationalized domain names (IDNs) with ICANN. (IDNs are top-level domain names in local scripts, including Chinese characters), and wishing to operate them in China. Continue reading