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 registrants.

Individual domain registrants can use a valid identity document, such as the resident identity card or passport, for real-name authentication. This topic describes how to use a resident identity card or passport to enter and submit the required information for real-name authentication.

Resident identity card

Individual domain registrants who use the resident identity card for real-name authentication must enter and submit all the required information, as described in the following example:
Note
  • When applying for a domain name, natural persons who are based in Mainland China and have Chinese nationality cannot use the passport to complete the real-name authentication process. We recommend that these persons use the resident identity card for Mainland Chinese residents and that users without Chinese nationality use the passport to complete this process.
  • If domain name registrants are not based in Mainland China, we recommend that these registrants use their passports for real-name authentication.
Follow these guidelines when you enter the information:
  1. Registrant: Keep the name of the domain name registrant consistent with the name on your resident identity card.
  2. Certification number: Enter the same resident identity card number as that on your resident identity card.
  3. Real-name authentication information: Upload a scanned copy or digital photo of your resident identity card.
    Note
    • Submit a scanned copy or photo of your identity document. The size of a scanned copy or photo must be 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 the file to the JPG or BMP format. Do not directly change the file extension.

    • You must submit a complete and clear scanned copy or digital photo of your identity document with no covering or smudges. The borders of your identity document must also be included.

Passport

Individual domain registrants who use the passport for real-name authentication must enter and submit all the required information, as described in the following example:
Note
  • When applying for a domain name, natural persons who are based in Mainland China and have Chinese nationality cannot use the passport to complete the real-name authentication process. We recommend that these persons use the resident identity card for Mainland Chinese residents and that users without Chinese nationality use the passport to complete this process.
  • If domain name registrants are not based in Mainland China, we recommend that these registrants use their passports for real-name authentication.
Follow these guidelines when you enter the information:
  1. Registrant: Keep the name of the domain name registrant consistent with the name on your passport. Do not enter abbreviated or shortened names.
  2. Certification number: Enter the same passport number as that on your passport. Do not miss or add a digit.
  3. Real-name authentication information: Upload a scanned copy or digital photo of your passport.
    Note
    • Submit a scanned copy or photo of your identity document. The size of a scanned copy or photo must be 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 the file to the JPG or BMP format. Do not directly change the file extension.

    • You must submit a complete and clear scanned copy or digital photo of your identity document with no covering or smudges. The borders of your identity document must also be included.