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Invitation to a Seminar on "A New Beginning - Domain Name Market in China"

The domain name market in China is undergoing a major transformation with the anticipation of the launch of the new gTLDs.

Zodiac Holdings Limited ("Zodiac") is hosting a seminar on "Domain Name Market in China” during ICANN 46th meeting in Beijing:

When: Sunday April 7, 2013, 09:00 - 12:00
Where: Beijing International Hotel, Grand BallRoom
Who should attend: new gTLD applicants, ICANN accredited registrars, general ICANN participants interested in China domain name market

China has the largest Internet population in the world, estimated to be around 560 million. China is also the second largest world economy with a GDP of US$8,300 billion. Over 50 million companies are registered in China. In contrast, there are merely 13 million domain names.

According to Verisign's Dec 2012 Domain Name Market brief, the ccTLD for China (.CN) has the highest quarter-to-quarter growth of 43%, much higher than the average of 4%. It is not surprising that China has the most number of new gTLD applications in Asia.

Regardless whether you are a registry or a registrar, one cannot ignore the potential market opportunities China has to offer. We invite you to join us to hear from experts and learn more about the general landscape, regulations as well as opportunities and challenges of the domain name industry in China.


  1. 09:00 – 09:15  Opening, Welcome Speech, by James Seng, Zodiac Holdings Limited
  2. 09:15 – 09:45  General landscape and recent development in China, by Sun Yong Ge, Internet Society of China
  3. 09:45 – 10:00  Introduction to the Chinese domain name eco-system by Cao Hua Ping, China Domain Name Promotion Alliance
  4. 10:00 – 10:30  Analysis of the Chinese domain name market by Liu Yue, China Academy of Telecom Research (CATR) of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)
  5. 10:30 – 11:00  Coffee break
  6. 11:00 – 11:30  China's legal framework and regulations for domain name industry by Prof Hong Xue, Beijing Normal University
  7. 11:30 – 12:00  Chinese domain name dispute resolution practice by Dr. Li Hu, China Internatonal Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission

Please register early! You may also RSVP via email to event@zodiacregistry.com.

By Zodiac Registry, Registry Operator in Asia – Zodiac Holdings Limited and its affiliates were founded in 2008 in anticipation of the launch of the ICANN new gTLD program. Zodiac is the single largest new gTLD applicant with a total of 15 applications that are uniquely positioned to serve the Chinese speaking Internet users around the globe. Zodiac has a core team of domain industry veterans with its headquarters in Beijing. Visit Page

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