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CSC becomes first foreign registrar to get the China nod

Kevin Murphy, July 28, 2020, 18:29:21 (UTC), Domain Registrars

It’s probably not the best time, politically, to be bragging about doing business in China, but CSC has nevertheless just announced that it’s been given the nod to act as a registrar in China.

The company claims to be the first non-Chinese registrar to be given an official government license to operate in the country, though many registries have obtained one over the last few years since harsh new regulations came into power.

Under the Chinese rules, web site owners need a license to operate, and they can only register domains from approved registrars in approved TLDs.

It’s basically a great big censorship tool, but it doesn’t seem to have stopped every Chinese citizen from registering domains via foreign-owed registrars.

CSC has a corporate client base, so it’s got more incentive than most to follow the rules to the letter.

“CSC’s success in becoming licensed as a foreign-owned registrar positions the company as a go-to resource for global organizations doing business in China,” the company said in a press release.

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Comments (1)

  1. I had invested in a few .cn domains in the past. Pinyin gold-related ones (‘Jin’)

    Then one day, sending your ID to the CCP was a requirement.

    Well, I didn’t falsify whois, but I wasn’t about to send over my ID.

    That was that 🙁

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