.cn Domain Names

Registry: CNNIC
Origin: China
Creation date: 1990

Description: .CN ccTLD is the official ccTLD for China

Whois: see http://www1.cnnic.cn/index.htm
(updated in real time)


.CN domains at Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited by CNNIC since January 2015
Price: see the .CN price list
Corresponding Gandi contract: https://www.gandi.net/contracts

Terms and Conditions

Syntax: from 3 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place), 2-characters .CN name domains may be available upon request (special pricing)
IDN (accented domain name): not managed by Gandi
Registration period: from 1 to 10 years
Subdomains: yes, .com.cn, .net.cn, .org.cn and .sh.cn
Private domain registration: no


Registration: Registration of a .CN domain name requires the sending of documents to the registry that allows them to identify the owner of the domain name:
- if you are registering as a registered organization: a copy of your organization's registration certificate with an official body, only official registration bodies with an database accessible online will be accepted by the registry. The name of the organization specified in your Gandi account must be strictly identical to the name of the organization indicated on the registration certificate
- if you are registering as an individual, a copy of your legal photo ID (passport, national ID card, drivers license, etc.). The name of the holder as specified in your Gandi account must be strictly identical to the one indicated on your legal photo ID.
These documents may be sent to Gandi either by email (in .jpg format with a size between 100k and 1MB) to the address support-en@support.gandi.net with the subject: documents for [your domain], or by postal mail. The documents must be validated by the Registry within 5 days after the registration of the domain name, otherwise the domain name will be suspended by the Registry. These documents are only required for your first .CN registration at Gandi under the new rules enacted by the Registry.
Please note, if you are located in China, the name of the owner contact must be in PINYIN and if you would like to host any related services of your domain name in China, an ICP (Internet Content Provider) license is required.
Renewal: up to 30 days after the expiration date
Disputes: dispute resolution policy, rules
Transfer (change of Registrar): the process is started on the new registrar's interface with an auth code. Ensure that your domain does not have a TransferProhibited status, will not expire in less than 15 days and is older than 60 days. The effective transfer depends on your validation (by e-mail). When a transfer is completed, one year will automatically be added to the existing expiration date
Change of Ownership: please contact our customer service department
Deletion process: quarantine of 15 days, see this table

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