Register Chinese Domain with CNNIC Domestic Registrar NiceNIC

Dear Valued Customer,

We much appreciate your choosing NiceNIC as your domain Registrar and much appreciate your persistent understanding & support in the past years.

Recently, some customers from outside of China requested to register Chinese domain names, i.e. .CN, .COM.CN, .中国 etc. with the materials issued by their own countries. However, NiceNIC as Chinese domestic Registrar has difficulty indeed to honor such requests though we are honestly more than happy to help you and to your satisfaction, we are willing to make every effort.

We confirmed with CNNIC more than once and learned that CNNIC did neither issue official notification nor upload official documentations on CNNIC’s website to clarify the diffierent policies they set to Registrars inside of China and outside.

Such regulation that limited domestic Registrars to process customers from outside of China’s requests of registering Chinese domain names(.CN, .COM.CN, .中国 etc) with customer’s own materials have existed for couple of years since the Chinese domain registration got available to individuals/companies outside of China.

Our Registrar Liaison Manager explained why CNNIC set such limit is because different countries have different legal systems and CNNIC can not verify the materials’ authenticity conveniently, such as Registrant’s company business license and Registrant’s passport issued based on foreign laws.

Per the Registry-Registrar Agreement signed between CNNIC and Registrars outside of China, Registrars outside of China must agree to suffer the risk themselves and assure the materials provided to them are valid and authentic, or else, the domain registration request might be cancelled by CNNIC directly.

At present, domestic Registrars can only help customers from outside of China register Chinese domain names with trustee/proxy Service, which will NOT effect your managing the domain names, and the domain contact information shown to public under NiceNIC’s trustee/proxy service would be NiceNIC’s company profile registered in Hong Kong as follows:

Registrant Contact Email:

Should we can do better/more to help you understand CNNIC’s policy to domestic Registrars helping customers from outside of China register Chinese domain names, please do not hesistate to advise us by online ticket or Email(support [at]

Thank you for your attention!

Yours faithfully,
NiceNIC.NET Team

ICANN CNNIC HKIRC Accredited Registrar


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Customized Nameserver of Chinese Domain Names Update Failed

This is a frequently asked question, now we wanna post an answer publicly for your information.

You Ask: 
Why can’t I change the nameservers of my Chinese domain names(.CN, .COM.CN, .中国 etc.) to my customized nameservers but only got the error report of “Nameserver update failed”? (OR similar expression)

NiceNIC Answer: 
Thank you for the question.
Sorry for the inconvenience. However, Registry of CNNIC set some limits to all Chinese domains’ nameserver update for the sake of security. Only the nameservers recognized by CNNIC can be accepted.
Nonetheless, you can still took advantage of DNS Records and point the Chinese domain names to certain specific IP addresses or existing websites.

To create DNS records, please follow the steps: 

My Account > My Domain > Manage > DNS Records

Please make sure that you would click the button of “Restart NDNS” to complete the DNS records setting.

You Ask:
How do I get my customized nameservers recognized by CNNIC? (OR similar expression)

NiceNIC Answer: 
There are 2 requirements to get the customized nameservers recognized by CNNIC:
#1 The customized nameservers’ provider/Registrar should be CNNIC accredited;
#2 The provider/Registrar helps you register the customized nameservers with CNNIC.

We stay here for your service should you need further assistance.

Warm regards,
NiceNIC.NET Customer Support

ICANN CNNIC HKIRC Accredited Registrar


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Happy Thanksgiving Day 2013

Dear Valued Customer,

Happy Thanksgiving Day 2013!

Though we Chinese do not generally celebrate thanksgiving day, also we are honestly not familiar with this festival, we still wanna take this opportunity to sincerely express our gratitude to you all in our own way.

NiceNIC.NET’s latest version was launched and data center upgraded to Hong Kong international tier a couple of months ago, during the process, our website was not running well stably due to database connection and compatibility issues. Nonetheless, your positive comments and immense encouragement already gave us absolute confidence so that we can stay calm, easily cope with difficulties and continue moving in the right direction.

Some of you were not only our customers in business but friends in life, we are no longer traveling alone, we are with you along the way!

Best wishes,

NiceNIC.NET Team
ICANN CNNIC HKIRC Accredited Registrar

Happy Thanksgiving Day 2013 - NiceNIC.NET

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ICANN cautions about new TLD pre-registrations

ICANN weighs in on pre-registrations for new top level domain names.


With more and more domain name registrars offering some sort of pre-registration or pre-reservation service for new top level domain names, ICANN has published a word of caution.


Cyrus Namazi, Vice President of DNS Industry Engagement for ICANN, published a blog post today titled “Pre-Reserve a Domain Name, or Not? ICANN Answers the Question.”


Namazi warns against services that “guarantee” they’ll get the domain name for you:

As responsible Registrars are advising, successful pre-registration of a domain cannot be guaranteed. ICANN seconds that advice, cautioning that registrants should be wary of anyone who claims to be able to guarantee a domain registration on a new gTLD. There are several situations that can impact the availability of a domain name and some domain names may never be available for purchase.


Namazi points out that competition between registrars for a single domain, domains claimed in sunrise, reserved domains, premium domains, and name collision domains make it impossible to guarantee. He also notes that some TLDs may not even end up being delegated.


I haven’t personally seen any offers that guarantee you’ll get a domain you pre-register, although the language and disclaimers are probably unclear to the average internet user.



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GoDaddy to end its Sedo domain sales partnership

Sedo to lose key domain distribution partner next year.


GoDaddy is ending its domain listing syndication partnership with Sedo as of March 31, 2014.


The partnership enabled domain names listed with Sedo to show up on GoDaddy Auctions as well as in the registration path on when a customer searched for a domain listed for sale with Sedo.


The decision comes in the wake of GoDaddy’s acquisition of Sedo’s competitor Afternic in September.


“We’re all in with our vision of the aftermarket, which is Afternic as the single hub of all domains and the registrars just tie in,” said Paul Nicks, GoDaddy Director of Product Development – Aftermarket.


“We believe that a fast transfer system through all the registrars provides the security, the customer experience, and the ease of purchase that’s really necessary to grow the aftermarket,” he said.


Fast transfer refers to the ability of customers to buy aftermarket domain names and have them instantly transferred into their account, regardless of where the domain is registered.


Both Sedo and Afternic have fast transfer services, but GoDaddy never integrated the option. That will change for Afternic now that GoDaddy owns it. The current implementation of Sedo and Afternic on involves syndicating sales listings, but the actual domain transfer is a manual process.


Although the decision might drive domain name owners to GoDaddy’s own company to list domain names, removing Sedo inventory will result in a short term aftermarket sales hit for GoDaddy. Nicks said domain sales through the Sedo partnership are “meaningful.”


At this point, GoDaddy does not plan to change its relationship with (DNS). DNS also has a syndication agreement with GoDaddy, but Nicks views the arrangement differently. The average sales price of DNS domains through GoDaddy is above $15,000.


“We’re lining those up to be the high touch point, lead gen and brokerage [model],” he said.


That compares to sales through Afternic and its fast transfer system, which typically have fixed prices under $2,000.


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Yahoo Auctioned Off More Than 100 Premium Domain Names -NiceNIC.NET

If you’re in the market for some great domain names, Yahoo has more than 100 of them to sell you. Starting from 2013-11-13, the company started a week-long auction of premium domain names (most of which appear to have been bought in 1997) of everything from to “Domainapalooza” starts Nov. 14 and ends on the 21st.

From Yahoo’s Tumblr blog: As we discussed what to do with them, it became obvious that it was time to set them free…back into the wild of the Internet. Surely, creative people, businesses and entrepreneurs could come up with something great to do with them. They could even spark some brand new ideas or companies.

Yahoo will be using domain marketplace website Sedo for the auctions, which already have some reserve ranges set ahead of the bidding.

Some of the more premium domains come with steep reserve prices. Here’s a sampling:

— $50,000- $99,999

— $100,000- 249,999

— $1 million to $1.5 million

Since you can buy domain names from NiceNIC.NET for $5 or less per year, it looks like Yahoo is going to make an absolute killing off this domain name yard sale.

You can check out the full listing of domains here: