To register a .cn domainname, request the registration like normal through our control panel. After placing the order, please forward a business registration document (for legal entities) or an ID copy (for private individuals) in .jpg format to who will process your order further.

It may take up to five days for the entire process to be completed.

Please note that we do not support .cn registrations for persons or companied residing in China or Hong Kong through our automated system. Please contact our support team in order to register your domain if your customer is from one of those countries. Only foreign parties can register a .cn domainname through our automated systems.




To transfer a .cn domain name you will need to get the authorsationcode from the current registrar. When requesting the transfer through our control panel please make sure that the domain name is 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 complete.



Transfer characteristics
Transfer authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer extends
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.


Trade (owner change)


A trade can be requested in our control panel by using the Trade options. When the trade has been submitted please make sure to send us a copy of the business registration documents of the new owner on
The handling of these documents is a manual process and may take up to five days to complete.




A change of contactdetails can be done by updating the associated handles in the control panel. After saving the changes the domainname will be updated realtime. Please note that the whois may take up to 48 hours to update.




A delete is realtime. After a delete the domain will be in quarantine status for 14 days. During this period the domain can be reactivated.


Restore (reactivation)


Reactivation of a .cn domainname is a manual process, please contact our support for assistance.


TLD information


Detailed extension information
Technical information
  • Available second level domains:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
  • 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: 0 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
  • 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.
  • China Internet Domain Name Regulations:
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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