An Occasional View into the World of Chinese Domaining – New Generic Extensions Dot Shop Dot Site.
Coreile Newsletter by Kassey Lee
The big news in this past week was the approval of .site and .shop by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
The MIIT accreditation means that owner of a .site or .shop domain name can apply for an ICP (Internet Content Provider) license so that its website can be hosted in China legally.
For those who are not familiar, if most of your customers are located in China, you need to host your website locally for performance and accessibility reasons caused by the Great Firewall set up by the Chinese government.
Now that both .site and .shop have been approved, genuine demand for them can arise from corporate China.
In a sense, MIIT-approved New Generic extensions are more valuable than those otherwise, because the former is supported by real demand from end users; the latter must rely on domain speculators only.
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2017 Is The Year of Fire Rooster
The Rooster is tenth in the Chinese zodiac. Each year is related to an animal sign according to a 12-year cycle. Years of the Rooster include 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029.
In Chinese element theory, each zodiac year is associated with one of five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth, which means that a Fire Rooster, for example, comes once every 60-year cycle.
What does “Fire Rooster” Mean?
Characteristics: Trustworthy, with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work
It is theorized that a person’s characteristics are decided by their birth year’s zodiac sign and element.
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