Unfortunately, registering .cn domains has become very difficult due to
limitations imposed by the registry.
Experienced users can manage it with the help of our DRS, however, either
via the web interface
or with the e-mail template
You are also welcome to contact Knipp Support
for ordering a .cn domain of if you have any questions.
Not every domain name can be registered. Read more information on the
Queries concerning the
and other domain contacts can be made by using our
Questions and answers
Beyond the actual registration of domains we also provide a large bundle of
For our customers, these services are available without any additional costs.
You can view the costs for domain registrations in our
We will send you invoices via postal mail after every successful registration.
Additionally, you can browse your bills online
Rules of allocation
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:
com stands for »commercial« use.
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 stands for »organizations«, mostly charitable ones, and
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.