HostMacau, first cPanel host in Macau

We would all agree that Macau is more known for its casinos than being an IT hub. Things might start to change now with HostMacau.com, which provides cPanel hosting for companies and entrepreneurs in Macau. HostMacau.com is a brand of Cycom Hong Kong Limited , a web hosting group which owns 11 hosting brands accross the …

Alternatives to .cn domain names

As we all know, the CNNIC, the .cn registry, has decided to make it impossible for non-Chinese nationals, or companies registered in China, to register for .cn domain names. What options are then available for foreign companies looking to build a website targeting the Chinese market? Below a couple of pretty decent alternatives. #1: .hk: …

KowloonHosting, new host in Hong Kong

If you are looking for a host in Hong Kong/China you can take a look at www.kowloonhosting.com ; although relatively new, this company appears to be professional, and their offerings are definitely competitive as compared to what you can get from the usual competition. This is not a review as we have not got an …

Huge drop in .cn domain registrations

As expected, new .cn domain name registrations have seen a severe drop in recent months. Based on Hosterstats data, the registered base of .cn domain names has dropped by 4 millions  in the first four months of this year, to just about 8.25 millions by April 2010. Both the german (.de) and british (.uk) domain …

Want a .cn domain for your business in China? Think again

The recent crackdown on dot cn domain names in China calls for a further thinking as to the use of a .cn domain name for your China-related business or website in general. For a quick review, the CNNIC, the organization in charge of the administration of the .cn registry, issued a notice restricting Chinese domain …

Chinese domain name registration opened to individuals soon?

Latest rumors have it that the CNNIC might open again registration of Chinese domain names to individuals again. This is just one month after the agency announced that dot cn registration could be done only by companies in the future. We will post on this as soon as we get any confirmation or news.

Godaddy stops dot cn registration

As many other registrars, Godaddy has stopped accepting new registration for .cn domain names. But what is more worrying, is that they  “are working with our registry provider to determine the impact this change may have on relevant transfers and renewals”. If I were a .cn domain holder with Godaddy I would start to worry…

Alibaba acquires Hichina

Alibaba.com, the company most known for its B2B site but also Taobao.com and Alipay.com, has acquired 85% of Hichina, one of the top domain registrars and web hosting providers in mainland China. For more details please check the following link: http://storage.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=942003