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CNNIC has recently implemented a new policy to further enhance the authenticity, accuracy, and integrity of the .cn domain name registration information with effect from 14 Dec 2009.

As part of these new registrations requirements established by the Chinese registry authority, CNNIC will require the following additional information from both registrants and registrars for any future .cn domain name registration applications:

  1. All new .CN domain name registration requests will require applicants to submit the formal paper based application material when making the online application to the registrar. The application material includes the original application form with business seal, company business license (photocopy), and registrant ID (photocopy).
  2. Registrar is required to carefully review the application material. When application is deemed qualified, registrar need to submit the application material via fax or E-mail to CNNIC and withhold the original application material. Safenames clients can forward application documentation to Safenames, prior to submission, to ensure you have completed the application forms correctly before the documentation is dispatched to CNNIC.
  3. From the day of the submission of online application, CNNIC must receive the formal paper based application material within 5 days or the application material auditing is not qualified, the domain name to be applied will be deleted. Safenames will not submit the application until we have received all correct documentation. This is to ensure the domain is not deleted and to increase your likelihood successful registration.
  4. The above registry regulations went into effect at 9:00AM (Beijing Time) on Dec 14th, 2009.
  5. The new policy also requires the use of a Chinese registrar; foreign domain name registrars are no longer permitted to register .cn domain names.

Safenames have a Partner account with an existing Chinese registrar, whom we have worked alongside for a decade. Consequentially all Safenames clients with existing .cn domain names shall not be effected by the new CNNIC policy. Safenames will continue to process new domain name registrations with the assistance of our Chinese Registrar Partner.

As a result of the implemented registration requirement changes the registration fees for .cn domain names shall slightly increase to cover our added processing costs. Please visit the Safenames website for further details or contact your account manager.