GoDaddy to launch .cn domain names

Eyeing China's booming domain registration market, GoDaddy has offered .cn for its customers in and has expanded its services to 11 Asia markets.

GoDaddy has brought the total number of domain name extensions it offers to 421 by adding .cn to its lineup.

"Having the ability to offer cross-border commerce with China is important, especially in the Asia Region," said Roger Chen, vice president of Asia, GoDaddy. “We are pleased to offer the .cn domain name to small businesses to address this growing need.”

The addition of .cn domain names is part of a larger Asian expansion, with the launch of 11 new 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.

“Asia is home to one of the largest, most vibrant small business communities in the world,” said GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving (pictured).

“As internet growth and smartphone adoption continue to accelerate across the region, it’s important that these businesses are able to create strong digital identities that will help them achieve their goals and compete online.”