ccTLD accreditation in China

I’m pleased to announce that my client, Beijing InfiniTLD Ltd, along with ZDNS, has successfully assisted Neustar (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd. in obtaining their China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) accreditation to operate the .CO country-code top level domain (ccTLD) in China for five years.  This is notable in that .CO is the first foreign ccTLD approved by MIIT among dozens of other new gTLDs approved since 2014.

The .CO ccTLD, corresponding to the ISO 3166 Alpha-2 code for the nation of Colombia, is operated by .CO Internet S.A.S. in Bogota, Colombia and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of privately held Neustar, Inc., headquartered in Sterling, Virginia.

For the purposes of .CO’s accreditation in China, InfiniTLD assisted with application services, including key stages and procedures, and ZDNS addressed technical matters and requirements.

Beyond, .com, .cn and Chinese IDNs, ccTLDs are favored by some Chinese because they are short (always two letters) and easy to remember.

If you are an operator of a ccTLD (or a new gTLD) and are interested in the China market, feel free to contact me to learn more about how you can work with InfiniTLD to get your registry operation set up and legal in China.  This includes support to establish domestic entities (WFOE) in China, channel expansion, sales management, marketing and products optimization, etc.

Does your government directly manage and operate your ccTLD and thus establishing a domestic entity in China is not an option? Not a problem. I’ve got a solution to address that. 🙂

Timing and relationships are everything in China! Act quickly and with the right people, otherwise you may spend an inordinate amount of time attempting to enter the Chinese market.

 

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