.cn domain registration

. CN Registration Requirements

The requirements for individual applicants are as follows:

  • Scanned copy of identity card (drivers license, passport, national ID)
  • Signed copy of “Letter of Commitment” document

The requirements for overseas business applicants are as follows:

  • Scanned copy of business registration certificate
  • Scanned copy of identity card (driver’s license, passport, national ID)
  • Signed and stamped copy of “Letter of Commitment” document

The requirements for businesses part of China or Hong Kong are as follows:

  • Scanned copy of Chinese Business License
  • Scanned copy of Certificate of Organisation Code
  • Scanned copy of Chinese Citizen Nation ID for a business representative
  • Signed and stamped copy of “Letter of Commitment” document

The “Letter of Commitment” (click here) is essentially a term and agreement document that needs to be provided to the Chinese domain registry (CNNIC) before a .CN domain can be registered.

.CN Local Presence Service

If you can’t supply all the requested documentation but would still like to register a Chinese domain then our Trustee Service might be the solution for you. What the trustee service does is allows us to register the domain on your behalf but the domain remains offline. This service is for companies and individuals that wish to prevent others from cyber-squatting their domain names in China.

To use the trustee service all you need to do is submit your order and then follow the instructions in the CN Application email (Point 5) that will be sent to you.  Contact us to learn how we can register your domain names in China.

How to Register a .CN Domain Name

Registration for “.cn” domain names is based on the “first-to-file” principle. Meaning that Registrant’s who get in first have the right to the domain name.  There are 60 registrars accredited by CNNIC to undertake the registration of “.cn” Chinese domain names.

After the submission of the domain name registration form, approval is fairly straightforward, as long as the domain name has not been registered and the related company exists (the .cn domain names are not for personal users).

Other Popular .CN Domain Name Spaces

.COM.CN Registration Requirements: Restricted

All applicants will need to provide information depending on your entity status and geographic location.

 China-based commercial entity or company

If you operate of Chinese commercial entity or have a company registered in China we’ll require the following documents:
1. A copy of your Chinese Branch’s Business License in China; and
2. A copy of your Certificate of Organization Code in China if your Chinese Branch is registered with Chinese government; and
3. A copy of Chinese Citizen National ID of the person who is the contact person of your Chinese Branch (Chinese Passport is not accepted)

Hong Kong-based commercial entity or company

If you operate of Hong Kong commercial entity or have a company registered in Hong Kong we’ll require the following documents:
1. A copy of your Hong Kong Business Registration or Certificate of Incorporation document; and
2. A copy of Hong Kong Citizen ID or Passport of the person who is the contact person of your Hong Kong Branch

 .中国 Registration Requirements: Restricted

.中国 is the IDN domain name that represents China on the global internet. Similar to .CN, .中国 is part of China’s domain name system and the global domain name system. It can be used in anywhere in the world, and it is unique.

.中国 is a restricted domain name This means that all applicants will need to provide additional information before we can successfully register a desired .中国 domain name. The additional information we require will depend on where the applicant is so please refer to the categories below:

A) China based commercial entity or company

If you operate of Chinese commercial entity or have a company registered in China we’ll require the following documents:
1. A copy of your Chinese Branch’s Business License in China; and
2. A copy of your Certificate of Organization Code in China if your Chinese Branch is registered with Chinese government; and
3. A copy of Chinese Citizen National ID of the person who is the contact person of your Chinese Branch (Chinese Passport is not accepted)

B) Hong Kong based commercial entity or company

If you operate of Hong Kong commercial entity or have a company registered in Hong Kong we’ll require the following documents:
1. A copy of your Hong Kong Business Registration or Certificate of Incorporation document; and
2. A copy of Hong Kong Citizen ID or Passport of the person who is the contact person of your Hong Kong Branch

If you don’t fall into one of the categories above then you may be eligible to use our agency service, which we offer to non Chinese or Hong Kong applicants seeking to protect their brand inside China. Documentation will be provider to all applicants seeking to use the agency service after we receive an order in our database.

.cn.com Registration Requirements: Unrestricted

Additional information is required for domain registration and domain transfer.

.CN domain name disputes

If an organisation deems that its legal rights and interests have been breached as a result of a particular domain name being registered by another party, it should consult the CNNIC and/or its recognized arbitration organizations, namely CIETAC and HKIAC. You may be responsible for collecting supporting evidence to prove violation of copyright and providing enough documentation to quote your actual loss suffered from a violation.

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