In December, China’s State Administration of Domain Names and Registration Services (SADNS) received a number of complaints about the company’s domain registration services.
The agency claimed the service violated the law by failing to register domain names under a “standard of quality” and “quality assurance.”
A report by the Global Network for Domain Names (GNND) said SADNS had registered 3,400 domain names in China in 2016, which amounted to an increase of more than 50 percent compared to the previous year.
The SADTS response to the complaints was criticized by a number domain name experts as being “unconsCionable” and also “unreasonable” and not transparent.
The report said the SADS had registered only a small number of domain names and claimed the registrations were “excessive” and therefore had violated the “standard” of quality and the “quality of the domain registration.”
The company said it was “investigating” the complaints, and said it had already been informed by SADNAS of the allegations.
GNND said that although the complaints had been “investigated,” the company had not yet been given a “notice of assessment,” which is required to conduct an internal investigation.
The company is also suing SADSS for $2.7 million.
SADNs registration service was one of the first companies to gain a foothold in the Chinese market and the first to offer domain names for sale on the internet.
It has since grown into a global business, with a total of 7,000 registrars in China, with over 2,000 offering domain names on the market.
The firm said it would provide an internal audit of the complaints against the company.
In November, the SEDCN said that the domain registrar had not followed all the requirements required to register domains.
The service had “failed to provide an accurate, accurate and up-to-date information on the registration of the registration number of a domain name,” the agency said.
It added that the service was “unacceptable” and that the “domain name was registered illegally.”
A statement from the SADS said that it “has taken immediate action to investigate and investigate,” adding that the agency would “investigate and prosecute the registrant for the unlawful registration of domain name.”
GNND noted that the company was not the only one to receive complaints about its service, as the service is also “criticized for the lack of transparency” in its registration process.
“Domain registraries have failed to ensure that their registration is up- to-date, and there is a lack of information on how domain name registration is performed,” GNND’s report said.
The domain registration service is “currently one of three largest domain name registrarians in China,” according to the Global Register Database.
GNNTD noted that while the complaints were “unresolved,” the service had not received any compensation from SADFS for the “failure to register” domain names.
“The domain name registry has been a huge threat to the Chinese economy,” said Daniel Henningsen, director of GNND.
“It’s no surprise that the country’s largest and most powerful Internet service providers are not following the same high standards.”
The Domain Name Registrar Association of China (DNRC), which represents domain name providers, said in a statement that the complaints made by SADS “raise serious questions about the compliance with the laws and regulations in China and the reliability of the service.”
“SADSS is currently working on an internal review and investigation of the matter.
We are also in contact with the SIDNS, and will take the necessary action as soon as possible,” the DNRC said.
GNDN also said it has filed a complaint with the State Administration for Information Security and Communications Technology, the agency that regulates the SIDs.
A spokesperson for SADSA told CNN that it had received GNNTDs report, and that it would “take appropriate measures” in response.
SADS was founded in 1995 by Chen Jianliu, who was then China’s Minister of Industry and Information Technology.
He left the ministry in 2006, and is now a professor at the China University of Political Science and Law.