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The Chinese government has accredited .XYZ, distributed exclusively by CentralNic, to host Chinese websites

December 09
11:32 2016

London UK -.XYZ, the planet’s most popular new generic Top Level Domain (new gTLD) has been accredited by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). This approval, which is one of the first for new gTLDs, allows companies and people in China to use .XYZ web-addresses to host their websites.

Since its launch in 2014, .XYZ has dominated the new Top-Level Domain space. One in every four new-style web-addresses registered ends in .XYZ. The popularity of .XYZ is such that, not only do millions of small business use them, but so do Google, Mark Zuckerberg and the founders of Skype.

CentralNic Plc, .XYZ’s exclusive global distributor, is also the world-leader in new gTLDs. CentralNic has worked closely with .XYZ to put in place a customised technology platform. The global internet regulator ICANN and China’s MIIT both approved this leading-edge solution. This secures .XYZ’s place among the first batch of non-Chinese “not-COM” domains approved for Chinese citizens.

“Accreditation in China is one of .XYZ’s most significant milestones to date” said Daniel Negari, CEO of .XYZ. “CentralNic has been an amazing back end partner of XYZ. It went above and beyond its contractual requirements to help navigate through foreign policies and technical requirements.”

More retailers (“registrars”) sell XYZ than any other new Top-Level Domain name. It is already a multi-million seller in China. Many Chinese citizens have obtained the .XYZ they wanted in anticipation of the MIIT accreditation.

“I am delighted that our partner .XYZ has received its MIIT accreditation”, said Ben Crawford, CEO at CentralNic. “.XYZ has always been the dominant new TLD, and China the biggest new TLD market. It’s an exciting moment that should see .XYZ grow even faster.”

With over 6.5 million domain names already registered, .XYZ is leading the field in this new but high growth area of the Internet. The addition of MIIT accreditation will make .XYZ web-addresses even more accessible in China.

“CentralNic worked hard to get our solution approved by ICANN and pass critical ICANN testing which is required to implement the solution we developed together” Negari added. “We look forward to our continued partnership with CentralNic to make .XYZ the go-to domain extension for every business and individual in China.”

MIIT-accredited .XYZ web addresses will be available via Chinese domain registrars from the 16th of December 2016.

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