The China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) is launching its own first "IP Allocation Alliance" in which the procedures for obtaining Internet Protocol (IP) addresses will be simplified with better classification management.
Chinese seeking to get their own IP addresses have faced a number of difficulties in applying for IP adresses in the past. Previously these were obtained from APNIC (Asia-Pacific Network Information Center), but problems related to language barrier, lengthy procedures, high costs and low success rates kept many mainland Chinese without addresses.
CNNIC is the sole national IP distribution center in China acknowledged by APNIC. As it can now apply for a great number of IP addresses, and it is expected to allot necessary IP addresses to domestic small operators who otherwise might be turned down when they apply directly to APNIC. CNNIC also provides localization services, which helps shorten the application time and saves cost for the domestic enterprises.