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Important information on .cn domains

Registrations

Unfortunately, registering .cn domains has become very difficult due to limitations imposed by the registry. For this reason, please send an e-mail to support@knipp.de if you would like to order a .cn domain. Please note the frequently asked questions and their answers.

Naming regulations

Not every domain name can be registered. Read more information on the exact regulations.

Whois

Queries concerning the domain holder and other domain contacts can be made by using our whois service.

Questions and answers

We have gathered a list of frequently asked questions and answers on a clearly arranged page.

Service bundle

Beyond the actual registration of domains we also provide a large bundle of additional services. For our customers, these services are available without any additional costs.

Costs

You can view the costs for domain registrations in our price list. We will send you invoices via postal mail after every successful registration. Additionally, you can browse your bills online.

Rules of allocation

Since December 2009, registering .cn domains is not possible any more using the DRS.
Background: The Chinese registry has restricted the registration considerably in late 2009. Since then, the registration of .cn domains is not possible any more for companies without a permanent residence in China.
Registration is currently only possible within China and subject to severe restrictions. Only a subsidiary in China can apply for a domain registration, and only for the subsidiary itself.
There are two possible variants for the registration of .cn domains: registering in the second level or in the third level. The registration in the second level yields domain names like »your-firm.cn« or »xion-hong-tong.cn«, for instance.
Registration in the third level is available within one of these 3 subdomains:
Subdomain
Description
.com.cn
com stands for »commercial« use.
.net.cn
net stands for »network service provider«. This includes technical networks as well as networks in the broader sense, like cooperative societies and other consortiums.
.org.cn
org stands for »organizations«, mostly charitable ones, and Public Utilities.
An examination if the classification is correct does not take place.
A website could then be accessed via http://www.my-firm.com.cn, for example.
A .cn domain must not be used to provide pornographic content, to offend to the chinese government, or to cause civil commotion or disturbance of public life.
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