According to the regulations issued by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), all domain name holders must submit real, accurate, and complete information of registered domain names. Otherwise, the domain name will be canceled. Therefore, you must submit the required information and complete the real-name authentication process after you register a .cn domain name. The authentication process includes the real-name authentication of the domain holder and the verification of the registered domain name.

Individual holders

Individual domain name holders must submit a scanned copy or high-definition photo of their valid passport. Non-mainland China residents who do have a passport can submit a copy of their driver's license.

Mainland China residents must submit a copy of their resident identity card. The holder of the domain name and the owner of the identity document must be the same.

Note
  • You must submit a complete and clear scanned copy of the identity document with no covering or smudges. Make sure that the identify document has its borders included. The size of a scanned copy must be from 55 KB to 1 MB. Supported photo 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.
  • For easy and fast authentication, we recommend that you submit a scanned copy of your resident identity card.
  • Military personnel cannot implement real-name authentication on Alibaba Cloud due to the confidentiality of their identity and information.

For more information about the real-name authentication of individual domain name holders, see Real-name authentication examples for individual domain holders.

Organization holders

Organization domain name holders, such as enterprises, foundations, schools, and other non-person entities, that are not based in Mainland China must submit required information for authentication, for example, the certificate of incorporation.

Organization domain name holders, such as enterprises, foundations, schools, and other non-person entities, that are based in Mainland China must submit a copy of one of the following certificates:
  • The valid business license.

  • The valid organization code certificate.

  • The valid unified social credit code certificate.

  • Other valid certificates that contains an 18-digit unified social credit code.

Note
  • You can submit a copy of the original document or a certificate duplicate.
  • A newly issued business license may cause authentication failures. Submit the authentication information again in seven business days.
  • You must submit a complete and clear scanned copy of the identity document with no covering or smudges. Include the borders of the identity document. The size of a scanned copy must be from 55 KB to 1 MB. Supported photo formats include JPG and BMP.
  • For other formats, use graphics editor such as Microsoft paint and Adobe Photoshop to convert them to the JPG or BMP format. Do not change the file extension directly.

Notes on entering a certificate number:

  • If the certificate contains an 18-digit unified social credit number, enter the 18-digit unified social credit number.

  • If you have a valid business license that does not contain an 18-digit unified social credit number, enter the registration number of the valid business license.

  • If a valid organization code certificate does not have an 18-digit unified social credit number, enter the organization code of the valid organization code certificate.

  • For other certificates that contain an 18-digit unified social credit number, enter the 18-digit unified social credit number.

For more information about the real-name authentication of organization domain name holders, see Real-name authentication examples for organization domain holders.