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DRAFT DOMAIN NAME REGULATION
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