1) What is .cn?

.CN is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for China.


2) Who can register for a .cn domain name and what are the special registration requirements/restrictions for .cn domain name?

.cn domain name registration only can be registered by organization/company. The registration of .CN domain names is not available for individuals.

Exabytes currently offer .cn, .com.cn, .net.cn, and .org.cn.

For every new 3LD & 2LD .cn domain registration, applicant required to scan and email us at domain@exabytes.com.my the below documents for verification:
i) Application form with applicant authorize person signature and company stamp. You may download the Application form in English or Application form in Chinese here.
ii) Company Business License/Certificate (photocopy)
iii) Registrant contact person identity card (photocopy)

From the day of the submission of online application, if your supporting documents did not reach Exabytes/the Registry within 3 days from the creation date and/or the supporting documents are not qualified; the .cn domain name to be applied will be deleted. Credit will be provided for the domain name deleted due to no document provided or the supporting documents are not qualified.

Please refer to the following articles for the common registration requirements.

Domain Name FAQs

Domain Name Extension with Limitation on Characters


3) Are there any reserved or blocked .cn domain names?

Any of the following contents shall not be included in any domain name registered and used by any organization or individual:-

  1. Those that are against the basic principles prescribed in the Constitution;
  2. Those jeopardize national security, leak state secrets, intend to overturn the government, or disrupt of state integrity;
  3. Those harm national honor and national interests;
  4. Those harm national honor and national interests;
  5. Those violate the state religion policies or propagate cult and feudal superstition;
  6. Those spread rumors, disturb public order or disrupt social stability;
  7. Those spread pornography, obscenity, gambling, violence, homicide, terror or instigate crimes;
  8. Those insult, libel against others and infringe other people's legal rights and interests; or
  9. Other contents prohibited in laws, rules and administrative regulations.

4) What is the length for .cn domain name?

Minimum of 1 / maximum of 63 characters allowed.


5) What is the term of registration?

The term of registration is 1-10 years.


6) How do I perform a .cn domain registration?

You may submit your order for the domain name registration here.


7) Can I delete a domain after registered?

No, you are not allowed to delete the domain name after its registered; the registration fee is non-refundable. You shall be the owner of the domain for the fiscal year.


8) What is the term of renewal?

The term of renewal is 1-10 years.


9) What is the renewal grace period for .cn domain name and how do I perform a domain renewal?

Renewal grace period for .cn domain name 30 days; you may renew your domain name by logging in to our Exabytes Client Billing System. For further details, please click here.

You may refer to Domain Renewal FAQs for more information.


10) Any Redemption Grace Period (RGP) for .cn domain name?

Yes, Redemption Grace Period for .cc domain name is a period of 30 days. Kindly refer to Domain Redemption FAQs for more information.


11) How long does it takes for a domain to release to public registration after expired and not renew?

After a .cn domain was expired, it will go through below life cycle:-

30 days renewal grace period -- > 30 days Redemption grace period --> 5 days pending delete

If you did not renew or restore the domain name, it will be released for public re-registration approximately 75 days from the domain expiration date. Please note that domain re-registration is on first-come, first-served basis.


12) Can I initiate a registrar transfer for .cn domain name and how do I initiate the transfer?

Yes, you are allowed to initiate registrar transfer for .cc domain name. Please note that domain will be extended for 1 year after completion.

Registrar transfers in for .cn domain name will be allowed for Domestic-based registrars connecting through registry’s gateway. Domain names registered through non-Domestic-based registrars cannot be transferred into Domestic-based registrars, and vice versa.

You may refer to Transfer Domain to Exabytes for more information.


13) Does Exabytes provide Internationalized Domain name (IDN) for .cn?

Yes, Exabytes does provide IDN.cn domain name.


14) Does a company or organization need a subsidiary in China in order to acquire a .cn domain name?

No, companies or organizations do not need a subsidiary in China in order to register for a .cn domain name.


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