For domain name registries eagerly awaiting Chinese government approval for permission to fully enable their domains in the world’s most populous nation, a ray of hope emerged today in China.

The director in charge of these approval certificates (known in Chinese as 备案 or “bei an”) posted two “help wanted” ads on the popular Chinese job-seeking platform Zhaopin.com (here and here). The well known regulator, Madame Pei Wei of the powerful Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, is the hiring authority indicates that these jobs involve the approvals process.

As the central ministry in charge of China’s Internet, the MIIT is potentially indicating they are looking to expand their personnel base and progress the critically important process for approving domain extensions and the resultant Internet Content Provider licenses.

Both job descriptions indicate job responsibilities that include issuance of certificates and preferred experience in the domain name industry.

许可受理审核员 (License Handling Inspector)

岗位职责: (Position Responsibilities)

1、负责客户接待、咨询答复、材料形式审查、证书发放和材料档案管理;
(Responsible for receiving clients, consultation, material examination, certificate issuance and material records management;)

任职资格: (Qualification Required)
4、具有行政许可、互联网和域名管理相关工作经验者优先。
(Has an administrative license, with preference for Internet and domain name-related work.)

许可审核兼技术支持 (License Inspector and Technical Support)

岗位职责: (Position Responsibilities)

3、做好域名管理系统日常管理,协助做好系统维护升级等工作。
(Manage the daily domain registry system well, support work on securely upgrading systems)

任职资格: (Qualification Required)

4、具有行政许可、互联网和域名管理相关工作经验者优先。
(Has an administrative license, with preference for Internet and domain name-related work)

For the more than 14 domain name registries which Allegravita has been hired to support for their China market entry, today’s news will be viewed as very encouraging. While it does not guarantee any particular approvals, it certainly indicates that the regulatory process is proceeding well, and that news alone will buoy the spirits of every registry hopeful of selling and resolving their domains in China.

ABOUT ALLEGRAVITA

Allegravita is a strategic communications and corporate services consultancy of 13 years of successes in the complex China market. Allegravita supports and represents more domain name industry players in China than any other company in the world, and is the primary China corporate services advisor and marketing agency for famous domain brands, including .CLUB, .VIP, .CO, .LAW, .ART, .SITE, .ONLINE, .SPACE, .GLOBAL, MMX, GMO, ICM Registry, Rightside Registry, Radix Registry, Top Level Design, Famous Four Media, ZDNS and KNET, NamesCon and others. In partnership with .ASIA and Jothan Frakes, Allegravita is co-host of the DOMAINfest.Asia conference.

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