.CN Domains - Real Name Verification (RNV)
After registration, renewal or transfer of a -cn domain, there are special requirements of the registry CNNIC to meet before the domain will become active.
Update: As of August, 1st 2022 .cn domains can only be renewed when the Registrant Contact ID has passed RNV!
- a .CN registration or transfer will show a “PENDING” status within the first 5-days from registration submission
- a .CN registration or transfer will by-pass the PENDING status only if the REGISTRANT ID (see below) has previously been verified (or whitelisted) by CNNIC
- supporting documents (see below) have to be uploaded here after the registration or transfer, or in case the RNV is requested for existing .cn domains (you have to be logged in to upload the documents)
- in the event that the supporting documentation provided does not match the Registrant Name or if no supporting documentation is submitted, the Real Name Verification will FAIL and the domain name will then be deactivated until a correct set of supporting documentation is received and accepted by CNNIC.
- a .cn domain which can not be renewed because of a missing or failed Real Name Verification (RNV) will be deleted
- China-based Company Registrations need to provide the following:
- if the registrant is a business/organization, then the registrant's name and the organization cannot be the same. For this type of registrant, you will need to submit a Business Registration Certificate (BRC). Additionally, the registrant contact also has to provide a personal document/ID.
- China-based Individual Registrations need to provide the following:
- if the registrant is an individual, then the registrant's name and organization name must be the same. For individual registrants, you must submit an ID
- Company Registrations based outside of China need to provide the following:
- a copy of corporate documentation that shows it is a legal entity. (Example: Articles of incorporation, business license) Additionally, the CNNIC audit system does only allow one page to be uploaded. Only the first page of the license, which mentions the official company name has to be provided.
- Individual Registrations based outside of China need to provide the following:
- a copy of government-issued identification for the Registrant must match what is listed in WHOIS (must be a valid passport).
- All files should be .JPG format no less than 100KB and no more than 1MB in size
- The CNNIC audit system only allows one page to be submitted
- China-based companies should only provide the first page of the BRC