In previous blog posts and newsletters we reportedthat the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) hasrestricted foreign registrars and registrants from registeringdomain names within the .cn namespace.
These restrictions have placed trade mark owners in a predicament,resulting in some foreign registrars forwarding .cn registrationsto local registrars for processing. The circumvention of therestrictions is not ideal and could lead to CNNIC deleting thedomain names.
Although not a formal recognised TLD, the alternative is .cn.com.This extension is managed by Centralnic, who uses the .COM,.NET and .ORG standard domain name structure to offer additionalregional and country-specific domain names, ensuring a secure,inexpensive solution for creating easily identifiable Internetaddresses worldwide. CentralNic's registry service is particularlyuseful for Internet users in countries where domain names aredifficult to obtain due to restrictive domain regulations.