CNNIC is the official organization responsible for administering and managing .cn and Chinese domain names (http://www.cnnic.net.cn).Founded in 1997, the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) operates under China’s Ministry of Information and Industry (MII), an agency that oversees telecommunications, multimedia, broadcasting and satellite transmissions across China.
What are the principles for registering .CN domain names?
You may register a CN domain name with not more than 63 English letters containing A-Z, a-z, 0-9 and hyphen (-). Capital and small letters are equivalent.
How to register a .CN or a Chinese domain name
CNNIC accredited Chinese Domain Name registrars responsible for providing Chinese Domain Name registration services. Namerich is an example of registrars that can provide with these services ( www.namerich.cn). Based on the principle of "first come, first serve", you may select one of them, and go to their website to proceed with the online registration. Any business or organization, worldwide, can register a .cn name under a new liberalized policy that no longer restricts .cn registrations to Chinese. Currently the registration is not yet open to individuals.
About .CN domain names
.CN is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for mainland China. It is currently the sixth most common top-level domain, after .com, .de, .net, .uk and .org with over 7.62 million registrations. Second-level domain names include generic second-level domains such as com.cn, edu.cn and gov.cn, and second-level domains of provinces such as bj.cn, hn.cn and sh.cn.
- AC for academic institutions
- COM for Industrial, commercial, financial enterprises
- EDU for educational institutions
- GOV for government departments
- NET for networks, NICs and NOCs
- ORG for non-for-profit organizations
- MIL for military