Jian Chuan Zhang

Jian Chuan Zhang

Senior Researcher at KNET and ZDNS
Joined on June 18, 2015
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Jian Chuan Zhang, Ph.D., is Senior Researcher at KNET and ZDNS, an affiliate of KNET. In charge of policy and compliance affairs, Mr. Zhang serves as the primary contact of the TLD “.??” (Chinese IDN meaning “web address” in English). He is an active domain name policy advocate in the Chinese Internet community and Internet regulation authorities.

Mr. Zhang has been involved in domain name industry and related policy development process for more than ten years. Before joining in KNET, he was the assistant to Director General of CNNIC, the registry operator of ccTLD “.CN.”

Mr. Zhang is an expert in the area of Internet Governance. His research on this topic can be traced back to 2003 when the World Summit on Information Society was held. Recently, he has served in IANA Transition CWG’s Design Team-D and IDN Guideline Working Group.

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Overseas TLD Registries Licensed by Chinese Government

It was reported that .XYZ, .CLUB and .VIP have obtained official license from the Chinese government. The approval notices can be found on the website of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology ("MIIT"), the domain name regulator in China. It is the first batch of overseas top-level domains (TLD) being officially approved. Previously, only two legacy TLDs -- .COM and .NET -- have been issued such approval. The "green light" means that Chinese registrars are able to sell these domains legally in China. more

China Shows Positive Attitude Towards IANA Transition

Observers of IANA transition may have found a remarkably interesting fact that both supporters and opponents of the transition like citing China, along with a small number of other countries, as evidence in favor of their arguments. For supporters, take Larry Strickling as an example, blocking transition benefits China in that it will "intensify their advocacy for government-led or intergovernmental management of the Internet via the United Nations." On the contrary... more

Why Overseas Registries Shouldn’t Worry About China’s New Domain Name Regulation

On March 25th, 2016, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) officially posted its revisions to the "Chinese Measures for the Administration of Domain Names" (2016 edition) for public comment. A decade has gone by since the latest administration measures were introduced in 2004 (2004 edition). Registries and registrars have been longing to see this update for a while, and it is therefore no surprise that the new edition has drawn substantial attention at home and abroad. more

Three Things TLD Registries Must Know About China’s Domain Name Regulation

Recently there have been a number of news reports/articles that are incorrect or misleading in interpreting China's domain name management policy. James has posted an article aiming to clarify what is going to in China's domain name market. Considering the potential negative impact of those reports on the participants of this market, I supplement James's post by pointing out three things, which I believe critical for any TLD registries that hope to have a better understand of China's domain name regulation and the special action based on it. more