HONG KONG, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- GoDaddy (NYSE:GDDY), the world's largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, has brought the total number of domain name extensions it offers to 421 by adding .cn to its lineup. The .cn domain name is the country code for China and represents a growing Internet audience looking to get online.
Across Asia, there are more than 1.6 billion Internet users1. Of those, more than 600 million are in China and the country has registered more than 16 million .cn domain names2. China also has a 50.3 percent Internet penetration rate3, showing the country will continue to grow.
"We received many requests from customers who were wanting to improve their presence in China," said GoDaddy Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike McLaughlin. "Internet users in China like having .cn domain names to reflect their identity in their local market. In addition, if a company wants to improve cross-border commerce with China, it makes sense to have a .cn name."
"GoDaddy is one of our most important partners, we are looking forward to expanding our .cn domain name business worldwide with GoDaddy," said CNNIC, President and CEO, Xiaodong Lee.
The addition of .cn domain names is part of a larger Asian expansion for GoDaddy. Today, the company launched in 11 Asian markets. GoDaddy is now in a total of 10 languages and 14 markets across Asia, including: Hong Kong (English and Traditional Chinese), Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia (English and Malay), Philippines (English and Filipino), Singapore (English and Simplified Chinese), South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. To see the complete Asia announcement, visit: http://aboutus.godaddy.net/godaddy-continues-global-expansion-with-launch-in-11-markets-across-asia.
To register a .cn domain name through GoDaddy, visit: http://www.GoDaddy.com/.
GoDaddy's mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. With more than 14 million customers worldwide and more than 62 million domain names under management, GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, build a beautiful online presence, attract customers and manage their business. To learn more about the company, visit www.GoDaddy.com.
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1 InternetStats.com – Nov. 15, 2015
2 CNNIC 37th Statistics Report
3 CNNIC 37th Statistics Report
SOURCE GoDaddy Inc.