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Archive for January, 2010

Safenames is attending and exhibiting at the International Gaming Expo, Earls Court – London between 26th-28th January 2010.

Come and visit Safenames at booth 5579 to receive a Free Online Brand Analysis and a Free consultation on:

  • Understanding the ICANN NEW GTLD program,
  • Internationalized domain names,
  • Identifying and addressing online trademark infringements hurting your brand(s),
  • Get assistance with domain name disputes and recovery strategies, and
  • How to protect your brand online.

To find out more about the International Gaming Expo, please visit:

Contact for meeting : [email protected]

Maddasar Azim
Global Sales Manager
Corporate Services

CNNIC has recently implemented a new policy to further enhance the authenticity, accuracy, and integrity of the .cn domain name registration information with effect from 14 Dec 2009.

As part of these new registrations requirements established by the Chinese registry authority, CNNIC will require the following additional information from both registrants and registrars for any future .cn domain name registration applications:

  1. All new .CN domain name registration requests will require applicants to submit the formal paper based application material when making the online application to the registrar. The application material includes the original application form with business seal, company business license (photocopy), and registrant ID (photocopy).
  2. Registrar is required to carefully review the application material. When application is deemed qualified, registrar need to submit the application material via fax or E-mail to CNNIC and withhold the original application material. Safenames clients can forward application documentation to Safenames, prior to submission, to ensure you have completed the application forms correctly before the documentation is dispatched to CNNIC.
  3. From the day of the submission of online application, CNNIC must receive the formal paper based application material within 5 days or the application material auditing is not qualified, the domain name to be applied will be deleted. Safenames will not submit the application until we have received all correct documentation. This is to ensure the domain is not deleted and to increase your likelihood successful registration.
  4. The above registry regulations went into effect at 9:00AM (Beijing Time) on Dec 14th, 2009.
  5. The new policy also requires the use of a Chinese registrar; foreign domain name registrars are no longer permitted to register .cn domain names.

Safenames have a Partner account with an existing Chinese registrar, whom we have worked alongside for a decade. Consequentially all Safenames clients with existing .cn domain names shall not be effected by the new CNNIC policy. Safenames will continue to process new domain name registrations with the assistance of our Chinese Registrar Partner.

As a result of the implemented registration requirement changes the registration fees for .cn domain names shall slightly increase to cover our added processing costs. Please visit the Safenames website for further details or contact your account manager.

At the close of 2009, one year on from the implementation of Green Dam filtering software, The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has unveiled plans to introduce a new process of domain registrations where instead of the previous “black list” approach (where domain names would become blacklisted upon notification or discovery of their offensive content) the MIIT has proposed a white list approach. This new adopted process involves the immediate black listing of all domain name applications prior to their vetting and approval by the Chinese government where, upon granting clearance,  the domain names will be placed on a white list of acceptable sites and permitted to go “live”.

Safenames will update all users as to any developments in this area.

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