New rules from January 1st 2022
Starting from January 1st, 2022, the registrant must provide its registration certificate/business license or ID document before to be able to register, renew, transfer or change the ownership of domain names. Otherwise, the above-mentioned operations can not be performed.
The registrant data of a domain name already registered must be validated by the Registry before that date, otherwise you will no longer be able to renew, transfer or change the ownership of your domain name.
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Rules and particularities of .cn domain names
.CN domain names at Gandi.net
Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited by CNNIC since January 2015
Terms and Conditions
Assigning: .CN domain names are open to individuals, and legal persons registered in an official public database reachable online (in order to know the jurisdictions accepted by the Registry, please contact our customer service department)
Syntax: from 2 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place)
IDN (accented domain name): not managed by Gandi
Registration period: from 1 to 10 years
Second-level extensions: yes, .com.cn, .net.cn, .org.cn and .sh.cn
Registration: The registration of a .cn requires the sending of documents to the registry that allows them to identify the owner of the domain name:
- For an organization out of China: a copy of your organization registration certificate with an official body, only official registration bodies with an database accessible online are be accepted by the Registry.
- For a Chinese organization: copy of the business registration certificate, business license and/or the organizations license. Scan file of the original document must be in color.
- For an individual out of China: a copy of your passport.
- For a Chinese individual: a copy of your Chinese national ID card or residence permit.
In all cases, the organization or individual name as specified in your Gandi account must match exactly with the name listed on the organization/business certificate or ID document.
These documents may be sent to Gandi either by email (in .jpg format with a size between 100k and 1MB) to the address firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: documents for [your domain], or by postal mail. The documents must be validated by the Registry within 5 days after the registration of the domain name, otherwise the domain name will be suspended by the Registry. In addition from January 1st, 2022, holders whose data has not been validated by the Registry will no longer be able to renew, transfer and change the holder of their domain name. In addition from January 1st, 2022, holders whose data has not been validated by the Registry will no longer be able to renew, transfer and change the holder of their domain name. This verification is also applicable to transfer and owner change processes.
Please note, if you are located in China, the name of the owner contact must be in PINYIN and if you would like to host any related services of your domain name in China, an ICP (Internet Content Provider) license is required.
Renewal:up to 30 days after the expiration date
Disputes:dispute resolution policy, rules
Transfer (change of Registrar):the process is started on the new registrar's interface with an auth code. Ensure that your domain does not have a TransferProhibited status, will not expire in less than 15 days and is older than 60 days. The effective transfer depends on your validation (by e-mail). When a transfer is completed, one year will automatically be added to the existing expiration date
Change of Ownership: available on our interface, the procedure consists in email confirmation by both former and new domain name owner. Expiration date remains unchanged.
Deletion process:quarantine of 15 days, see this table
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