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Rightside moves into China too

Kevin Murphy, February 15, 2016, 14:10:17 (UTC), Domain Registries

Rightside has become the latest gTLD registry to open up in China.

The company said today it has created a Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise, basically a local subsidiary, in the country.

This is the same beachhead in China taken by Minds + Machines and Famous Four Media recently.

Draconian Chinese government regulations on domain registries and registrars require formal accreditation before domain names can be used by Chinese citizens.

Opening up a local office or working with a local proxy appear to be requirements to obtain this accreditation.

Rightside points out that 45% of new gTLD domain names — 5.4 million — are registered in China. Its own portfolio has seen 90,000 of these.

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Comments (2)

  1. Acro says:

    “Draconian Chinese government regulations” – I see what you did there (Dracon/Dragon). Although Dracon was Greek.

  2. Smart move! Opening a branch where majority of the doughs are coming from is not a bad idea.

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