The China Internet Network Information Center (CINIC) has switched to an administrative role with respect to Chinese character domain names, but retains its former role with respect to Roman-letter names. CINIC retains its role under the auspices of the Ministry of Information Industry and is an impartial, non-profit administrator of domain names. Registration services will be devolved to other authorized registrars, of which there are currently nine.
Registration in respect of Roman-letter domain names has not yet been simplified. Neither is there an equivalent of the ICANN-based international dispute resolution procedures for Roman-letter domain names, as there are for Chinese characters.