martinibuster - 6:26 am on Mar 25, 2010 (gmt 0)
Was this their decision or what their hand forced by the new regulations [webmasterworld.com]?
...new regulations that forbid individual registrations. You now need to be a corporate entity and provide proper identification to apply.
...overseas registrars won't be able to register .CN domains "starting with January 6, 2010, 18:00 PM (Beijing Time). The registration stop is planned to be temporarily. According to the Chinese registry, difficulties in handling the comprehensive new application material are the reason for this drastic development.
From the WebmasterWorld post [webmasterworld.com] of December 2009:
...major non-Chinese registrars such as Go Daddy have also removed the ability to register .cn domains from their sites.
If GoDaddy has not been registering .CN domains for almost four months now, how is this news?