.CN Domain Name Rules and Requirements

Common Domain Name Rules

PD Hosting provides Registration services under the following extensions:

– .CN
– .COM.CN (for industrial, commercial, financial enterprises)
– .NET.CN (for networks)
– .ORG.CN (for non-profit organizations)

CN Domain Name Registration

A .CN domain name can be Registered for 1 to 10 years.

.CN domain names can only contain alphabets a to z, numbers 1 to 9 and hyphens. However, domain names cannot have two hyphens in the third place.

The minimum length permitted is 3 characters while the maximum length is 63 characters (excluding the .CN extension).

There is no country specific requirement for registering a CN domain name. However, the following supporting documents need to be provided to complete the Registration process:

For Individuals

– Registrant ID for Registrants belonging to China: ID Card / Residence Booklet / Driving License / Passport
– Registrant ID for Foreign/Overseas Registrants (not belonging to China): Passport

For Organizations

– Registrant ID: National ID Card / Residence Booklet / Driving License / Passport
– Business Certificate: Organization Code Certificate / Enterprise Business Certificate / Certificate of Public Institution or Organization with Legal Person status

If the Registrant plans on hosting the domain name in China, he/she needs to ensure that he/she has a valid MIIT ICP Number.

All documents need to be emailed in jpeg format to [email protected] within 14 days from the time of placing a .CN Registration Order.
* Failure to submit valid documents could lead to suspension of the .CN domain name.

A CN domain name has a 4 day Money Back Grace Period.

The CN domain names do not support Internationalized Domain Names (IDN).

Upon Registering a .CN domain name, you may not Transfer-Away from PD Hosting, until 60 days.

How do I register a CN domain name?

Simply use our Domain Search tool to check the availability of your .CN domain (CN Domain name registration), add the domain name to your cart and start the checkout process. Pop in a few details and you’re done – your .CN domain will be registered. Note: All supporting documents need to be emailed in jpeg format to [email protected] within 14 days from the time of placing a .CN Registration Order.

CN Domain Name Renewal

A .CN domain name may be Renewed for 1 to 10 years.

Upon Expiry of a .CN domain name:
– Any service such as email, website, etc., configured for this domain name would stop functioning, until the domain name is Renewed.
– If the .CN domain name is not Renewed until 40 days, the domain name would get Deleted and would slip into Redemption Grace Period.

CN Domain Name Transfer

Transferring a .CN domain name to PD Hosting includes a 1 year Renewal.

Inter-Registrar Transfer of a. CN domain name is not possible, if there are less than 15 days to its Expiry.

The length of the Domain (Transfer) Secret Key/Authorization Code of a .CN domain name can be from 1 to 16 characters.

Contact Details related Rules

General Contacts used for other domain name extensions (TLDs) can not be used for a .CN domain name. Only .CN Contacts can be associated with a .CN domain name.

.CN domain names use the following 4 Contacts:
– Registrant
– Admin
– Technical
– Billing

PD Hosting does not support ownership changes for .CN domains.

Chinese character usage is supported in the following fields in .CN Contacts:
– Name
– Company Name
– Address
– City
– State

While providing Contact details for .CN domain names, you would be asked to specify an organization ID. This can be any ID related to the documents being submitted.

.CN domain names do not support PD Hosting’s Privacy Protection feature.

Name Servers and Child Name Servers related Rules

A .CN domain name can have maximum 6 Name Servers.

There is no limitation on the number of Child Name Servers you may create.

You may use IPV6 Addresses for Child Name Servers under .CN domain names.

An IP Address can be associated with only one Child Name Server. However, each Child Name Server can have multiple such IP Addresses associated with it.

If a particular IP Address is already associated with any other .CN domain name’s Child Name Server registered through any Registrar, then it can not be used with any other Child Name Server under any other .CN domain name.

How do I buy a Domain Name?

Looking for an easy place to register your domain, secure and flexible domain registration, the best domain name registration management and support? You’ll get that all from PD Hosting!

The easiest way to buy a domain name from the PD Hosting by using our Domain Registration tool to check the availability of your domain, pop in a few details and you’re done – your domain will be registered within seconds.

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