Here’s an updated list of registrars in China, and how you can interact with some of them in English.
Based on the “Internet and Domain Industry Report” (Chinese) published in June this year, here’s the updated list of the Top 10 domain registrars in China.
Only four registrars provide services also in English: Alibaba Cloud, West.cn, eName, and DNSPod.
Alibaba Cloud offers mainly domain registration (use Alibabacloud.com/domain for English). This registrar also owns the long-established domain registrar HiChina (万网=Wan Wang). While it is a bit confusing, Alibaba Cloud is also known as Aliyun in China.
West.cn is also known as Chengdu West Dimension Digital Technology. Its English site is West.xyz where you can register, bid for, or drop-catch domains. This registrar also offers a buyer agent service to help you acquire a particular domain from a Chinese owner.
eName provides a wide range of services such as auction, backorder, and escrow. Its subsidiary 4.cn also offers similar services in English.
Because HiChina, Xin Net, eName, Bizcn.com, and 22net are Afternic partners, if you list your domains at Afternic, they will be available in China when buyers search for your domains at these registrars. This mechanism allows you to sell to China without having to deal with the language and payment issues.