This topic describes how to enter and submit the required information to complete the real-name authentication process. The following examples apply to individual domain holders.

Individual domain holders can submit a scanned copy of a valid identity document, such as their resident identity card or passport, to complete the real-name authentication process. This topic describes how to use a resident identity card or passport to enter and submit the required information to complete the real-name authentication process.

Resident identity card

Individual domain holders that use their resident identity card for real-name authentication must enter and submit all required information to complete the real-name authentication process, as described in the following example:
Note
  • Chinese natural persons that are based in mainland China cannot use their passport to complete the real-name authentication process. We recommend that Chinese natural persons use their resident identity card and foreign residents use their passport to complete the real-name authentication process.

  • We recommend that you use your passport for real-name authentication if you are not based in mainland China.

Follow these guidelines when you enter the information:
  1. Domain Holder: the name of the domain holder. Keep it consistent with the name on your resident identity card.
  2. Certificate Number: enter the resident identity card number.
    Note
    • Use half-width characters when you enter the resident identity card number.

    • Make sure to enter the complete and correct resident identity card number.

  3. Authentication Documents: upload a scanned copy of your resident identity card.
    Note
    • Submit a scanned copy or photo of your resident identity card. The size of a scanned copy or photo must be from 55 KB to 1 MB. Supported file formats include JPG and BMP.

      For other formats, use a graphics editor such as Microsoft Paint or Adobe Photoshop to convert them to the JPG or BMP format. Do not change the file extension directly.

    • You must submit a complete and clear scanned copy of the resident identity card with no cover or smudges. Include the borders of the resident identity card.

Passport

Individual domain holders that use the passport for real-name authentication must enter and submit all required information to complete the real-name authentication process, as described in the following example:
Note
  • Chinese natural persons that are based in mainland China cannot use their passport to complete the real-name authentication process. We recommend that Chinese natural persons use their resident identity card and foreign residents use their passport to complete the real-name authentication process.

  • We recommend that you use your passport for real-name authentication if you are not based in mainland China.

Follow these guidelines when you enter the information:
  1. Domain Holder: the name of the domain holder. Keep it consistent with the name on your passport.
    Note Keep the name of the domain holder consistent with the name in the submitted authentication information. If the authentication information is written in English, enter the English name in the Holder Name (Chinese) field.
  2. Certificate Number: enter the passport number. Pay close attention to the number of digits of the passport number. Enter the complete passport number.
    Note
    • Use half-width characters when you enter the passport number.

    • Pay close attention to the number of digits of the passport number. Enter the complete passport number.

  3. Authentication Documents: upload a scanned copy of your passport.
    Note
    • Submit a scanned copy or photo of your passport. The size of a scanned copy or photo must be from 55 KB to 1 MB. Supported file formats include JPG and BMP.

      For other formats, use a graphics editor such as Microsoft Paint or Adobe Photoshop to convert them to the JPG or BMP format. Do not change the file extension directly.

    • You must submit a complete and clear scanned copy of the passport with no cover or smudges. Include the borders of the passport.