China .CN TLD Registration Rules Change Again #complete_shock

Who didn’t see this one coming?

Maybe a few “China Consultants” who are out busy trying to sell their expertise (cough) on Guanxi and gan bei?  But the rest of you I am sure will be dragging out the #conplete_shock hash tag right about now, right?

In any case, it is now not the case that a business can register a domain name.  Get this.  Businesses are NOT ALLOWED to own .CN domain names.  ONLY INDIVIDUALS.  I’ll let you all ponder why that may be the case.  It is about as hard as figuring out why BBQ’s attract flies.

So all that stuff I wrote about before about having to have a business licence and domains being redacted and the special application procedures and stopping domain name squatting like other country TLD’s is now yesterdays paper.

If you are asking “WHY?” right about now, you are obviously one of the afore mentioned “China Consultants”.  If you didn’t ask why, you must be an actual China Businessman.  And I will have more details in a day or two when they can be had and can be made to be static for the time needed to translate them.