While some leading domain name registration services have decided to no longer resell .cn, EnCirca will continue to offer its customers the opportunity to protect their trademarks and brand names in China.
The new rules enacted by CNNIC restricts eligibility to businesses with a presence in China. EnCirca urges CNNIC, the .cn registry to allow business and trademark owners to apply for .cn domain names without the requirement to have a physical presence in China.
The majority of EnCirca customers operate, in large part, outside of China. However, these companies and organizations have expressed their interest in safeguarding their brands and image in the world’s fastest growing economy.
Currently, registrants of a .cn domain name must have a presence in China and include their China Business registration license and the application must be submitted by a Chinese citizen accompanied by their color passport-like photograph. Interest in securing .cn domains still exists, despite these restrictions.
EnCirca and its customers believe China and the CNNIC should revise their restrictions and allow foreign businesses to secure .cn domain names without a physical presence.
For frequently asked questions about registering a .cn domain, please visit http://www.encirca.com/updates/faqs.shtml#rules