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FAQ - (Frequently Asked Questions) about the .CN domains.Establish your Identity in China Now ! .CN domain now available !

 

.CN domain are now available for registration!  .CN Domain names are available for ALL applicants worldwide. Previously only available to residents of China, this recent opening provides a huge opportunity to businesses worldwide!

Take full advantage of this substantial new market opening and protect your brand names, we will be taking applications for the Third Level .CN Domains ( (yourdomain.com.cn, yourdomain.org.cn, yourdomain.net.cn) , AND Second Level .CN ( yourdomain.CN) domain names now !


1. Will my name .CN domain work anywhere in the world? 

Yes, a .CN name works exactly the same as a .COM name, it just happens to have a different ending. It is treated in precisely the same way as .COM by all the DNS nameservers in the world. 

Why should an international business or a person secure a .CN name?

As the next frontier of global e-business, .CN presents companies everywhere with an unprecedented opportunity to succeed in the Chinese marketplace. China's recent accession to the World Trade
Organization (WTO) is evidence of the strides the Chinese economy has made toward more open markets and accessibility. Now is the ideal time for companies to protect their brand identities in .CN, and introduce their products and services to the Chinese marketplace. 

Why .CN?

.CN offers registrants the protection of a well-established brand name in what is certain to become one of the most lucrative marketplaces in the world. Further, a .CN address can put Chinese customers at ease, giving them the security of dealing with businesses that have a substantial, "localized" Chinese presence as well as an international one. Finally, .CN enjoys widespread notoriety and recognition among the Chinese population.

How is .CN unique?

All .CN names (.com.cn, .net.cn and .org.cn) are now available for the first time globally; now, registrants do not need to be residents of China to take advantage of these addresses.

What volumes do you forecast?

China has the world's largest population and one of the world's fastest growing economies. Chinese companies already have over 350,000 joint ventures with foreign firms. We believe that businesses worldwide interested in a robust international presence will want to have a Chinese identity on the Web.

What is the cost for successful .CN domain registrations?

$119.00 per domain per 2 years. ( a minimum of 2 years is a requirement).

How can I protect my brand in China?

Apply right away!

Who is CNNIC? 

The China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) was founded in 1997. It is a nonprofit organization of administration and service, performing duties of the National Internet Network
Information Center. The management of CNNIC is handled by the Computers Network Information Center of the Chinese Academy of Science. CNNIC operates under the auspices of China's Ministry of Information Industry (MII), an agency that also oversees telecommunications, multimedia, broadcasting and satellite transmissions across China.

Among its many duties, CNNIC provides domain name registration, IP address distribution and autonomous system (AS) codes distribution.

CNNIC is the administrator of the domain, setting policy and service levels, running the .CN Whois
and generating the .CN zone file. Internicdomainservices.com  is simply acting as the facilitator for non-Chinese registrars.

Who runs the Registry?

CNNIC is the official administrator of the .CN Registry.

What is changing within .CN?

Under recently announced policy, .CN domain names will be available for registration worldwide. Previously, only registrants located in China were able to register a .CN name. CNNIC has been
moving to an EPP-base real-time registration system. 

Is there a Nexus requirement for Registrants?

No. Under the recently announced .CN policy, registrars may now accept .CN domain registrations from users worldwide. There are "no policy restrictions" on third-level .CN names.

What does that mean, exactly?

Any business or organization, worldwide, can register a .CN name under a new liberalized policy that no longer restricts .CN registrations to Chinese entities.

Does a company or organization need a subsidiary or proxy  presence in China in order to acquire a .CN name?

No. This new agreement provides for the opening of the
registration rules of the .CN domain.

Are second-level registrations (.CN) being offered in addition to third-level (.com.cn, .net.cn, .org.cn) registrations?

Yes, second-level registrations ( .CN ) are now available !!

What are the rules governing intellectual property (IP) disputes in the .CN domain?

CNNIC has posted a policy regarding intellectual property disputes on its website. The policy is very similar to the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) common in other Web domains. Below the regulations and restrictions for the .CN domain names:

 

NOTE: The 2nd-Level Domain Pre-Registration process cannot check if a domain submitted is a reserved domain since such a list not been provided by the Registry.

Till March 17, 2003 only third level domain names with the following second level domains are allowed for registration by the Registry in the .CN CCTLD:


COM.CN

NET.CN

ORG.CN

Starting March 17, 2003 second level domains shall be allowed for registration by the Registry in the .CN CCTLD. The Registry has reserved certain second-level domains, and these include but are not limited to:

Country names, both 3 letter and ISO-3166

Chinese Government organizations and leaders' names

Names with Chinese national security implications

Chinese city and province names

Special telephone numbers and/or area codes (eg. 001)

All global TLDs and some second level spaces (kids.cn)

Famous trademarks (numbering about 350 currently)

Names labeled by the United Nations to promote world culture and heritage

Chinese Universities and Colleges

News media and organizations as approved by the Chinese National News Office

 

Are there any restrictions on content for the .CN domain?

Please see above.

What are the rules for Registrar transfers?

Registrar transfers in .CN will only be allowed for non-China-based Registrars connecting through NeuStar's gateway. Domain names registered through China-based registrars cannot be transferred
into non-China based registrars, and vice versa. 

Domain names cannot be transferred within the first 60 days of initial registration. Additionally, domain names scheduled to expire in fewer than 14 days will not be allowed to transfer since .CN does not have auto-renewal for expired names.

What are the rules for Registrant transfers?

There are no specific rules for Registrant transfers. These types of transfers will be handled just like .BIZ and .US at the Registrar level.

Can I make modifications to an application or to a successfully registered domain?

While you cannot currently modify domain applications or successful registrations, modifications will be available in approximately thirty days. Updates and details will be provided when available.

How do I modify the contact data or nameservers?

While you cannot currently modify domain applications or successful registrations, modifications will be available in approximately thirty days. Updates and details will be provided when available.

Can I resell .cn domains to my customers?

Yes, just like other domain extensions, you can resell domains to your clients. 

I already have a .cn - can I transfer it?

Registrar transfers in .CN will only be allowed for non-China-based Registrars connecting through NeuStar's gateway. Domain names registered through China-based registrars cannot be transferred
into non-China based registrars, and vice versa. Domain names cannot be transferred within the first 60 days of initial registration. Additionally, domain names scheduled to expire in fewer than 14 days will not be allowed to transfer since .CN does not have auto-renewal for expired names.

How and when will I know if my .cn applications were successful?

Once applications are submitted, you will receive status emails regarding the applications that you have submitted.


2. How do I submit a domain name application?
To submit a domain name application, please visit http://www.internicdomainservices.com/cgi-bin/domainname.cgi


3. How do I change my DNS settings? 

The same way as with the .com,.net,.org domain names to to the domain modification form located at our site at DNS modification form . This is only possible after the .CN domain is successfully registered. ( .CN domain names after 30 days ) 



4. In what format do .CN domain names need to be? 

.Name domain names need to be composed as : Yourdomain.Com.CN, Yourdomain.Org.CN, Yourdomain.Net.CN,


5. What do I need to submit a domain name application ?

In order to submit a domain name application, you will need a valid credit card. Your credit card will be charged for $119.00  per domain name.


6. How will I find out if I got the domain name for which I submitted an application?

You will be sent email notifying you if the domain name you applied for was successfully registered on your behalf. 


7. If I submit a domain name application and the name is successfully registered on my behalf, can I decide I do not want the domain name registration?

By submitting a domain name application to InterNicdomainservices.com, you are committing to purchase the domain name registration in the event that the name is successfully registered on your behalf. 


8.Will I definitely be able to register the domain name for which I submitted an application?

There is never a guarantee that you will be able to register the domain name that you submitted an application for, untill you received an email with the successfully registration.


9.Can someone else submit a domain name application for the same name that I submitted an application for?

Domain name applications are not exclusive; another party can request a domain name that has already been requested, either at Internicdomainservices.com or another registrar. Once you received an email with the successfully registration, no one can register that domain name.


10.Can I submit more than one request for a domain name?

You may submit as many domain names as you want. 


11.Who do I contact for additional assistance?

If you have other questions or need information that is not contained above, contact support@InterNicdomainservices.com


16.How long is the registration term for a .CN domain name?


.CN domain names are currently available for two-year registration terms only.


17. How long does the .CN application process take?

The simple .CN domain name application process takes just a few minutes to complete. 
You will be sent an email that will indicate if the name has been successfully registered on your behalf. 


*PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE CONCERNING DOMAIN NAME APPLICATIONS. 

Submitting a domain name does not garanty the name will be successfully registered in your name. Another party may apply for the domain name at the same time for which you submitted a registration with either InterNicdomainservices.com or another registrar. InterNicDomainservices.com makes no guarantees that the names for which you have submitted domain name applications will be accepted by any new TLD registry or successfully registered. 


The maximum length of "domain names" is 63 characters preceding the .com (or .net, .org,.cc,.info)

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