One can see the NIR model in China at below mentioned link with a good
growth rate of Internet services when one compare the penetration of
internet on other part of continent
G P Singh
A Brief Introduction of CNNIC
China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), the state network
information center of China, was founded as a non-profit organization on
Jun. 3rd 1997.
CNNIC takes orders from the Ministry of Information Industry (MII) to
conduct daily business, while it was administratively operated by Chinese
Academy of Sciences (CAS). Computer Network Information Center of Chinese
Academy of Sciences takes the responsibility of running and administrating
CNNIC. CNNIC Steering Committee, a working group composed of well-known
experts and commercial representatives in domestic Internet community
supervises and evaluates the structure, operation and administration of
1£®Domain Name Registry Service
In light of the authorization of the governmental authorities, CNNIC takes
the responsibility of China¡¯s domain name registry to operate and
administrate ¡°.CN¡± country code top level domain (ccTLD) and Chinese
Domain Name (CDN) system.
2£®IP Address and Autonomous System Number (AS Number) Allocation Service
As a National Internet Registry (NIR) of Asia-Pacific Network Information
Center (APNIC), CNNIC initiated the IP Allocation Alliance, providing IP
address and AS Number application services to domestic ISPs and users.
3£®Catalogue Database Service
CNNIC is responsible for setting up and maintain the state top level
network catalogue database, providing information search services of
Internet user, web address, domain name, AS number and so on.
4£®Technical Researches on Internet Addressing
For the sake of keeping pace with the global development of the Internet
addressing, CNNIC carries out relevant technical researches and takes on
technical projects of the state based on its administrative and working
experiences on traditional network technologies.
5£®Internet Survey and Relevant Information Services
Since the forming of CNNIC, it has actively carried out series of
statistical surveys on the Internet information resources for public
welfare. The authority and objectivity of CNNIC¡¯s statistical survey
reports were wildly recognized by domestic and international communities.
Some of indexes were brought into the National Informatization Quotient
(NIQ). Furthermore, CNNIC also provides the Internet technical query
services, CNNIC certification trainings and issue website pageview
certifications to the society.
6£®International Liaison and Policy Research
As the national network information center (NIC), CNNIC maintains
cooperative relationship with many International Internet Communities,
working closely with NICs of other countries.
7£®Secretariat of the Internet Policy and Resource Committee, Internet
Society of China (ISC)
The aim of the committee is to stand on a forward position of the Internet
development; actively participate in the research work on the domestic
Internet development and administration policies; provide policy and
legislation oriented suggestions to promote the healthy growth of China¡¯s
Internet; facilitate the development and application of Internet resources
and relevant technologies; discuss on application and administration
pattern of these Internet resources; perfect the survey of information
resources on the Internet and relevant information services; unite with
domestic Internet communities and carry out international communication
and cooperation regarding Internet addressing technologies and
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