The China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) has suspended two domain registrars from accessing its .CN domain registration gateway service on suspicion that certain registrations were in violation of regulation. CNNIC has instructed the two companies to draw up plans to reform and improve management of domain registration, and given no date for when access will resume.
CNNIC said it will not disclose the names of the two offenders at this time.
Editor's Note: Domestic domain registrar Cndns.com issued an official notice stating that registration for .CN domain names and Chinese language domain names has been suspended until further notice.
HiChina Web Solutions and other registrars have announced that starting January 20, domain names can only be registered by a company or enterprise.
Individuals who own .CN domain names have until January 31 to submit the appropriate credentials for a company or enterprise, or domain name resolution will be suspended.