According to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), all registrants must submit real, accurate, and complete information of registered domain names. Otherwise, the domain names will be canceled. Therefore, to register a .cn domain name, you must submit the required materials of the registrant for real-name verification. The verification process includes the real-name verification of the registrant and the verification of the naming of the domain name.

Individual registrants

Individual registrants must submit one of the materials listed in the following table for real-name verification.
Identity Identity document
Residents in mainland China
  • Resident identity card
  • Residents without a resident identity card can submit one of the following identity documents:
    • A scanned copy of the original household registration record with seals affixed by the public security bureaus. The name of the registrant must be the same as the name on the household registration record.
    • A scanned copy of the registrant's residency certificate. The residency certificate must be affixed with seals by the public security bureaus.
    • A scanned copy of the side that contains the profile picture and resident identity card number of the temporary resident identity card.
Residents outside mainland China Passport or other valid identity documents
Note When you enter the information about the preceding materials, ensure that the name of the registrant is the same as the name on the identity document.
Requirements for uploading files
  • You can upload a scanned color copy or digital photo of the original identity document. JPG and BMP images are supported. The size of the image must be 55 KB to 1 MB.
  • You must submit a clear image that contains the complete identity document, including the borders of the identity document without cover or smudges. Seals affixed by authorities must be in red, clear, and complete.
  • Do not modify the content of the identity document in any way. If the format of the image is not supported, do not directly change the file extension. Instead, you can use an image editor to convert the image to the JPG or BMP format.
  • To facilitate the verification process, we recommend that you submit a scanned copy of your resident identity card.

For more information about the real-name verification materials required for individual registrants, see Real-name verification examples for individual domain name registrants.

Organization registrants

Organization registrants, such as enterprises, foundations, schools, and other non-natural persons, which are based in mainland China must submit a copy of one of the following certificates based on the type of the organization:
Identity document Requirement
Valid business license Enter the 18-digit unified social credit code that is exactly the same as on your certificate.
Valid organization code certificate If the organization code certificate is valid but does not contain an 18-digit unified social credit code, enter the organization code.
Organization registrants, such as enterprises, foundations, schools, and other non-natural persons, which are located outside mainland China must submit the required verification materials, such as certificates of incorporation or other permits for institutions outside mainland China.
Note
  • Organizations from regions outside mainland China must submit a photo of a valid certificate that is issued by a verified authority. Screenshots of web pages cannot be used to verify the identity of the organization.
  • If the permit of institutions outside mainland China does not contain a certificate number, enter the number 0 in the Certificate Number field.
Requirements for uploading files
  • You can upload a scanned color copy or digital photo of the original certificate or a duplicate. JPG and BMP images are supported. The size of the image must be 55 KB to 1 MB.
  • You must submit a clear image that contains the complete identity document, including the borders of the identity document without cover or smudges. Seals affixed by authorities must be in red, clear, and complete.
  • Do not modify the content of the identity document in any way. If the format of the image is not supported, do not directly change the file extension. Instead, you can use an image editor to convert the image to the JPG or BMP format.
  • If you use a newly issued certificate for real-name verification, the verification may fail. We recommend that you complete the real-name verification 10 calendar days after the certificate is issued.

For more information about real-name verification materials required for organization registrants, see Real-name verification examples for organization domain name registrants.