.CN domain name .CN domain name - China

Register a .CN domain name and target the affluent Chinese marketplace. Local and international registrants can apply for a .CN domain name. When the .CN registry relaxed its registration requirements, applications for a .CN domain name went through the roof. In 2015 it was the third most popular country code domain extension in the world.  China has one of the world’s fastest growing economies with the .CN domain extension being used by an increasing number of Chinese companies and multinationals. There are over 600 million Internet users in China. That's a huge audience for you to target with your .CN domain name. 

Whilst registering a .CN domain name will substantially increase your audience and maximise your website’s revenue, you’ll also be protecting your identity. Registering your trademark in a country code top level domain (ccTLD) protects your assets and prevents your competitors from registering your brand. 

The .CN country code domain extension is a clear indication of your location, to search engines and users. Your website will rank well in local search results because of this. To give users the most relevant results, search engines look for clues as to where you're targeting - domain extension, user's IP address. A user searching in China will see results that include .CN websites on the first page. Knowing that you're local, so using their language and currency, means users will trust you more. It makes sense, no shipping costs, faster delivery, and customer service in the appropriate time zone. 

When you register your .CN domain name, you'll also get a free Alpha SSL certificate. It's the best way to prove your legitimacy and protect your customers' sensitive information. Classic DNS is standard and it'll keep your website running smoothly and efficiently. For that extra layer of security, we offer two-step verification to protect your account against unauthorised access, and domain privacy so you can hide your contact details from prying eyes. 

Interested in other domain extensions for China? We also offer .CN.COM, .COM.CN, .NET.CN, .ORG.CN, and .中国. Plus new gTLDs .移动 (version of .MOBI), and .机构 (variant of .ORG).

Please note that whilst this domain extension is not restricted, the registry will conduct checks. Domain names will be deleted if they are seen to be infringing registration requirements.

Features & Requirements

Below are a list of the requirements and features for registering a .CN domain name.

IDN Supported
Documentation Required


The .CN registry asks commercial entities to provide a company registration certificate and a copy of their ID card or passport. Individuals are asked to provide a copy of their ID card or passport.

Please note:

The following content must not be included in any website with a domain name registered and used by any organisation or individual:

  1. Opposition to the basic principles prescribed in the Constitution;
  2. Jeopardising national security, revealing state secrets, the intention to overturn the government, or causing a disruption of state integrity;
  3. Demonstrating harm to national honour and national interests;
  4. The instigation of hostility or discrimination between different nationalities, or disruption of national solidarity;
  5. Violation of the state religion policies or the propagation of cult and feudal superstition;
  6. The spreading of rumours, disturbing public order or disrupting social stability;
  7. The promotion of pornography, obscenity, gambling, violence, homicide, terror, or the instigation of crimes;
  8. Insults, libel against others, and the infringement of people's legal rights and interests; or
  9. Content prohibited by law, rules, and administrative regulations.

.CN registry information

Dispute policies

Registry policy

Data Privacy Policy

Transfer a .CN domain name

This transfer process only applies to domain names with the same Owner contact. If you require assistance transferring your domain portfolio, please contact our sales team who will be happy to help.

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.CN Price

Setup fee None
Annual fee€60.00
Renewal fee €60.00
Update fee Free
Trade fee €59.50
Transfer fee €60.00 (1 year extension included)
Reactivation fee €25.00 + (Renewal fee)

.CN Format

Minimum length2 characters
Maximum length63 characters
Numbers Allowed (full-numeric)
Hyphen Allowed (middle only)
IDN Allowed

.CN Registration Period

Minimum subscription period1 year
Minimum renewal period1 year
Renewal increment1 year
Registration delay1-3 days
Can be renewed at any timeAllowed
2048-bit Secure Payment

ICANN Accredited Registrar

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