This page presents some frequently asked questions and answers
concerning .cn domains.
Besides the information offered here, we have a list
of general questions
and answers about the domain system, which is worth reading
and well-suited to impart a solid basic understanding for this topic.
There was a time when it was rather easy to register a .cn domain.
However, since the end of 2009, the registration is only possible for
companies with a permanent residence in China.
Quite a few documents are required to prove one's eligibility and to complete
the registration, e.g. an excerpt from the commercial register,
an organization code, and the identification card of the administrative contact.
A .cn domain must not be used to provide pornographic content, to offend the
chinese government, or to cause civil commotion or disturbance of public life.
This might result in the deletion of the domain.
Yes. Especially for long company or product names it often makes sense
to register several versions of the name, e.g. with and without a hyphen.
This helps to ensure that no free-riders try to benefit from the good
reputation of your company or your brand by using your name.
Yes. Nameservers that are located in China need to have an
MIIT ICP recording number (from China's MIIT ICP Recording system).
For nameservers in other locations an adequate declaration must be provided.