.cn domain name registration

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 ┬áin the first four months of this year, to just about 8.25 millions by April 2010. Both the german (.de) and british (.uk) domain registries have now passed the .cn in terms of number of active registrations. Several factors explain this drop: -The new requirement to “verify ownership” of .cn domains as imposed by the CNNIC. Indeed, as we reported on our blog, .cn applicants need to fill a…