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Trouble for Verisign’s .CC? Gotta be temporary

This Thursday user Pat reported in our Chinese domains Whatsapp group about a directive from China based registrars that they are stopping new registration of .CC and a bunch of other extensions as these extensions have not yet secured license in China. Verisign’s another popular extension .TV is also in the list.

Only new registrations are stopped. The directive does not affect existing registrations or their development.

http://www.west.cn/m/news/list.asp?newsid=745&from=timeline&isappinstalled=0

You can see the latest list of MIIT approved extensions here: http://www.miit.gov.cn/n1146285/n1146352/n3054355/n3057709/n3057722/c4377447/content.html There are 26 approved extensions.  Verisign’s .COM and .NET were approved in August of 2016.

.CC is a prominent extension in China after COM, CN, and NET. There are a lot of domain investors who are holding .CC domains including myself. There are many developed sites in .CC such as Chaomi.CC. 

I did not notice any significant price drop in .CC domains after the news breakout. I do not think Verisign would let this slip. While it makes me wonder why they couldn’t secure the license yet just like they did for COM and NET last year.

I and another friend tried to contact Verisign to get an update. We were waiting for an update, but looks like they are slow to respond. Let us know if you can find anything from Verisign.

Jijo Pappachan

Jijo Pappachan is a Chinese Domain names investor, trader, broker, author, and blogger. He started domaining in 2015 and made it big during the surge that time. He has sold more than 1000 domains. He is part of DNOAi, Domain Name Owners Association of India.
[Disclaimer: My analysis could be wrong. Do your own due diligence while making investment decisions. If you want me to write about something specific, email me.]

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