country code domain of China ‘.cn’ becomes largest in the world

.cndomain name “.cn” for China is now the world’s most commonly used, state media reported.

Had 16.36 million users by the end of 2015, surpassing “.de” for Germany, Xinhua quoted China Internet Network Information Centre (CNNIC), which manages the domain, according to data released Friday.

.cn Domain is also a leading solution domain services, security and the relationship of benign uses world, said the head of Li Xiaodong CNNIC.

As China began requiring real name registration in 2009, the .cn domain protects the interests of users and reduce online theft, phishing and fraud, Li said. The domain is not only widely used by institutions and Chinese companies, but also by foreign and multinational institutions, according to the CNNIC.

It is used by all central and provincial governments in China and most telecommunications companies and commercial banks.

Multinationals such as Apple Inc, Microsoft, Samsung and domain names .cn own Amazon.