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This article describes the procedures and requirements of .cn domain names.
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Successful domain registration requires:

  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group
  • All used handles must have the following details filled in:
    • For private individual
      • Passport number or individual ID
    • For companies
      • Company registration number

 

Additional notes

  • After placing the order, please forward a business registration document (for legal entities) or an ID copy (for private individuals) in .jpg format to support@openprovider.com who will process your order further.
  • It may take up to five days for the entire process to be completed.
  • .cn registrations for persons or companied residing in China or Hong Kong are not supported through our automated system. If the registrant is from one of those countries. please contact our support team. 

Successful domain transfer requires:

  • authorisation code
  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group

 



Additional notes on a .cn transfer

When requesting the transfer, the domain name must be older than 6 days and not less than 16 days of expiring.

The transfer is processed manually by the registry, therefore the transfer may take twenty days to be completed.

Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer extends
Average transfer time 10 - 20 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .cn domains is available.
  • Authorization code request - via RCP or API
  • Authorization code reset - possible

Owner change (trade)

  • requested via RCP using the Trade options

When the trade has been submitted please send to support@openprovider.com a copy of the business registration documents of the new owner. The handling of these documents is a manual process and may take up to five days to be completed.

Other update

  • requested via RCP or API
  • processed realtime
  • Whois may take up to 48 hours to update.

Delete

  • Requested via RCP or API
  • processed realtime
  • After a deletion of the domain, it will be in quarantine status for 14 days. During this period the domain can be reactivated.

Restore / reactivate

  • restore / reactivation is manual. Please send an email to support@openprovider.com asking for the reactivation. 
  • quarantine periods can be found under 
    Detailed extension information>Technical information>Quarantine period
Registry
Technical information
  • Available second level domains: .com.cn, .net.cn, .org.cn, .ah.cn, .bj.cn, .cq.cn, .fj.cn, .gd.cn, .gs.cn, .gx.cn, .gz.cn, .ha.cn, .hb.cn, .he.cn, .hi.cn, .hk.cn, .hl.cn, .hn.cn, .jl.cn, .js.cn, .jx.cn, .ln.cn, .mo.cn, .nm.cn, .nx.cn, .qh.cn, .sc.cn, .sd.cn, .sh.cn, .sn.cn, .sx.cn, .tj.cn, .tw.cn, .xj.cn, .xz.cn, .yn.cn, .zj.cn
  • DNSSEC support: yes
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: yes
  • Registration period: 1 - 5 years
  • Renewal date offset: 1 days
    The number of days before the registry's expiration date, that Openprovider requires the domain to be renewed or expired. More info.
  • Soft quarantine period: n/a days
    During this period, following after an expiration, the domain can be restored for free. This period does not apply if the domain is deleted explicitly. More info.
  • Quarantine period: 14 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
Restrictions
  • Local presence required? no
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? n/a
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • A copy of the commercial license (companies) or a copy of an Identity Card (individuals) is required.
  • There are special validation processes for the domain owner.
  • To resolve the domain name in China it is necessary to use a webhosting company that is based in China.
  • Domainowner can request a certificate from the registry by clicking on the following url: http://cpp.cnnic.cn/zh/certificate/certificateCnnic!index.action?decorator=false
Policies
  • China Internet Domain Name Regulations: http://www1.cnnic.cn/PublicS/fwzxxgzcfg/201208/t20120830_35734.htm
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:
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