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About .cn Domains

Features Availability
Who can register .CN domains? New registrations unavailable
Domain name restrictions 3-63 characters in length
Registration length New registrations unavailable
Renewal length 1-10 years
Renewal restrictions None
Nameserver requirements
  • Maximum of 6
  • 1 required for website or email
  • Unique IP address
Transfers to GoWebsite Not supported
Transfers away Supported1
Private registration Not available
Protected Registration Not available
Backorders Not available
Bulk Registration Not supported
Account change Supported
Contact updates Supported2
Expiration/redemption Details below3
Refund policy 120 hours (5 days) without exceptions4
Registry CNNIC - China Internet Network Information Center


1 Transfers away from GoWebsite

  • The domain cannot be transferred if domain will expire within 15 days
  • A domain cannot be transferred for 60 days following a registration
  • Cannot transfer a domain for 60 days after a transfer
  • Cannot transfer a domain after a change of registrant for 60 days

2 Contact updates

  • If you update your contact information, you will need to complete real name validation for the new information.

  • After completing real name validation the first time, you will have to complete it any time you want to change your registrant organization, first name, and last name.

    3 Expiration/redemption

    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

    4 Refund policy

    The standard policy for domain refunds applies with the following additions/exceptions:

    • Manually renewed domain names are non-refundable

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