Survey for end user on .hk domains – NiceNIC.NET

 

>>— Original Message —
>>From: “HKIRC” *****
>>Date: 06-04-2017 17:08
>>To: “registrar” *****;
>>Subject: Survey for end user on .hk domains

– 中文版隨英文之後 –

Dear Registrar,

HKIRC has engaged an independent consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited, to conduct a review on the effectiveness of current service model of “.hk” and “.香港” domain names.  The purpose of this survey is to understand the expectations of end users on the current “.hk” and “.香港” domain name service model, including domain pricing,

trading, registration arrangement, promotion and more. Information collected will be sent to the independent consultant for analysis.  Therefore the “.hk” and “.香港”domain

holders managed by you will receive our invitation email in the coming days for the short survey.

For your information about this. Many thanks for your support.

Kind regards,

Head of Operations and Business Development
Operations and Business Development Department
Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited
親愛的.hk域名註冊服務商:

HKIRC 現委託了一獨立顧問羅兵咸永道有限公司為“.hk”及“.香港”域名現行服務模式作成效檢討。 此意見調查的目的是為了解用戶對現行“.hk”及“.香港”域名服務模式的期望,如域名價格、買

賣、註冊安排、市場推廣等等。所收集的資料將會交予上述獨立顧問機構作分析。所以,您所管理的.香港及.香港域名持有人將會在這數天內收到我們的意見調查邀請電郵。

現特此通知貴公司,亦感謝您的支持。

此致

Head of Operations and Business Development
Operations and Business Development Department
Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited

Official data show effects of Chinese domain investment bonanza

What happened in December, the one year anniversary of the Chinese investment bananza.

 

Official data show effects of Chinese domain investment bonanza - NiceNIC.NET

 

ICANN just published data from Verisign about .com activity in December.

 

This was the one year anniversary of lots of Chinese speculative registrations, and the deletions were massive.

 

eName had 794,258 domains delete. HiChina saw 532,231 names delete. 22net had 125,766 deletions.

 

These numbers were significantly higher than November for eName and HiChina, but lower for 22net.

 

Official data show effects of Chinese domain investment bonanza - NiceNIC.NET

 

Now, let’s look at how the registrars fared with new registrations and transfers in December:

 

Here are the top 5 registrars in November in terms of new .com registrations:

1. GoDaddy* 773,845
2. Rightside** 202,914
3. PublicDomainRegistry 137,593
4. HiChina 130,337
5. Tucows 118,476

 

Here are the top five registrars (open to the public) for net inbound transfers:

1. HiChina +29,012
2. 123 Reg +9,481
3. Epik +9,112
4. MAFF +6,983
5. Google +6,836

 

On the flip side, these five registrars saw the biggest net outflow of .com domain names due to transfers:

1. Tucows -27,143
2. eName -11,645
3. Web.com*** -8,450
4. PDR -7,850
5. Xin Net -7,076

 

Note that GoDaddy does not end up on the list of top losers of transfers, yet Tucows is #1. I suspect this has a lot to do with Tucows deal to sell expired domain inventory through GoDaddy. Whenever GoDaddy sells one of Tucows’ domains, the domain is transferred from Tucows to GoDaddy.

*Includes GoDaddy and Wild West Domains **This is prior to Tucows’ acquisition of eNom and includes eNom and Name.com *** Includes Network Solutions and Register.com, but not drop catching registrars.

 

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.Shop and .Site get Chinese approval – NiceNIC.NET

GMO and Radix get good news from China.

 

Just a few weeks after approving .club, .VIP and .XYZ, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has approved two more domain names for sale and hosting within China.

 

GMO Registry’s .Shop and Radix’s .Site were both approved today.

 

.Shop and .Site get Chinese approval - www.nicenic.net

.Shop and .Site get Chinese approval - www.nicenic.net

 

The domain names that were approved earlier this month saw a nice uptick in demand from China in the week following the approval, so this news could spark demand for .shop and .site.

 

The latest approvals are also good news for domain name registries still waiting for MIIT approval. If MIIT approves a handful of domain names every few weeks, or even once a month, we could see dozens of new TLDs available for hosting in China by the end of next year.

 

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Chinese TLDs get Chinese approval

Finally! Two Chinese IDNs get welcome news from China’s regulators.

 

After a long wait, two Chinese internationalized domain names have been accredited by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

 

TLD Registry’s .在线 (Dot Chinese Online) and .中文网 (Dot Chinese Website) received the accreditation on February 10.

 

Chinese TLDs get Chinese approval - NiceNIC.NET

Chinese TLDs get Chinese approval - NiceNIC.NET

 

The accreditation means that Chinese residents can register the domain names and host them in mainland China. Previously, the domains could not be hosted in China. Chinese citizens must obtain an Internet Content Provider (ICP) license from MIIT in order to host the domains in China.

 

These two domain names jumped out to a quick start with the announcement in 2014 that the Chinese government purchased 20,000 of the domain names. Yet the domains have been somewhat idle for the past couple of years as TLD Registry waited for MIIT approval. This must have been particularly frustrating given the Chinese government’s initial registrations and the fact that the domain names are Chinese IDNs.

 

It appears that Top Level Design’s .Ink domain name has also received MIIT approval.

 

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Chinese buy another 200,000 .VIP domain names – NiceNIC.NET

Bulk orders boost .VIP top level domain name.

Chinese buy another 200,000 .VIP domain names - www.nicenic.net

 

MMX (Minds + Machines) reported today that it has received orders for 200,000 additional .VIP domain name registrations.

 

The sales will generate $1.3 million in income over the life of the contracts, and this dollar figure includes 61 names sold in eName’s recent auction.

 

Chinese buy another 200,000 .VIP domain names - www.nicenic.net

 

The deals seem to be structured for multiple years, as the company says the contracts “ensure high renewal rates for the new registrations.”

 

.VIP will have over 800,000 registrations once the domains are registered in the next week or so. This comes ahead of the first year anniversary of .VIP, when domains will be up for renewal.

 

MMX said it’s confident it will hit its goal of one million .VIP registrations by the end of 2017.

 

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