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China & the Chinese Provinces – .CN

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If you are not looking at China as an outlet for your business you may missing the boat. In 2012, China had 564 million Internet users, 50.9 million new ones. It now has an Internet penetration rate of 42.1% and 420 million mobile Internet users. The .CN growth rate was 112.8%, accounting for more than half of the domain names in China. If you want to do business there, you should consider a .cn domain.

China is divided into 22 sheng (provinces), five zizhiqu (autonomous regions), and four shih (municipalities under direct control of the central government). It also has two special autonomous regions (Hong Kong and Macau) and claims sovereignty over a 23rd province (Taiwan). These three are listed as separate countries. Each of these regions offers sub-domains as follows:

.cq.cn – Chongqing | .fj.cn – Fujian | .gd.cn – Guangdong | .gs.cn – Gansu | .gx.cn – Guangxi Zhuang | .gz.cn – Guizhou | .ha.cn – Hainan | .hb.cn – Hubei | .he.cn – Henan | .hi.cn – Hainan | .hk.cn – Hong Kong | .hl.cn – Heilongjiang | .hn.cn – Hunan | .jl.cn – Jilin | .js.cn – Jiangsu | .jx.cn – Jiangxi | .ln.cn – Liaoning | .mo.cn – Macau | .nm.cn – Nei Mongol | .nx.cn – Ningxia Hui | .qh.cn – Qinghai | .sc.cn – Sichuan | .sd.cn – Shandong | .sh.cn – Shanghai | .sn.cn – Shaanxi | .sx.cn – Shanxi | .tj.cn – Tianjin | .tw.cn – Taiwan | .xj.cn – Xizang

CNNIC, the Chinese operator for .cn actively promotes their Internet network infrastructure and has an ever-improving service system.

Here are some of the possible meanings for “cn”…

C.N. Tower (Toronto) | Caccia Notturna (Hunting Night in Italian) | Calling Number | Canadian National | Canadian National Railway | Canonical Name | Cartoon Network | Cell Number | Charge Nurse | Choctaw Nation | Class Notes | Clinical Nutrition | Code Name | Common Name | Community Nurse | Computer Number Control Number | Coordination Number | Corporation Network | Course Notes | Cultura Nacional | Cuneo (Province) | clinical nursing