About .cn Domains
CNNIC is the sponsor and is our backend provider for the country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) .cn extension that represents China.
Who can register .cn domains?
Anyone can register .cn, .com.cn, .net.cn, and .org.cn domains on a first-come, first-served basis.
- .cn — Intended for China businesses or individuals.
- .com.cn — Intended for commercial entities.
- .net.cn — Intended for network infrastructures, such as Internet Service Providers.
- .org.cn — Intended for non profit.
To use .cn domain names for websites or email, you must first activate the domain name through real name validation.
|Registration Length||1 - 10 years|
|Renewal Length||1 - 10 years 1|
|Transfers To||Supported 2|
|Transfers Away||Supported 3|
|Account Change||Supported 4|
|Account Merge||Supported 5|
|Protected Registration||Not Supported|
|Private Registration (DBP)||Not Supported|
|Contact Updates||Supported 6|
|IDN||Supported Chinese (only .cn)|
For details on refunds, please visit GoDaddy's Refund Policy page. Most domains will follow the Standard Terms, but certain domains will have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Look under BOTH of the following categories:
Failing to activate a .cn domain through real name validation does not extend the refund timeframe beyond 120 hours (5 days) after initial registration.
|Custom Nameserver Requirement|
1 Renewal Restrictions
|Days after expiration||State|
|Less than 15||Can be renewed without a fee|
|15-40||Can be renewed with redemption fee|
|Greater than 40||Removed from your account|
Inactive domains will not have the option to update Auto Renew. To have this function you must first activate the domain name through real name validation, or you may cancel the domain.
Transfer In Requirements
Real name validation will need to be completed to activate the domain.
Transfers Away Requirements
Account Change Restrictions
Real name validation will need to be completed to accept the account change.
Account Merge Restrictions
Accounts without .cn domains can be merged into an account with .cn domains, but not the other way around.
Contact Update Restrictions
If domain has not been activated, contact updates can be made freely.
If domain has been activated through real name validation, you can only update your registrant organization, first name, and last name by completing real name validation for the new information. Other contact information can be updated freely.