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 materials and pass the real-name verification process after you register a .cn domain name. The verification process includes the real-name verification of the domain holder and the verification of the registered domain name.

Individual domain holders

Individual domain holder must submit the following materials as required.
Resident Supported identity document
Mainland China residents
Residents from regions outside mainland China Passports or other valid identity documents.
Note When you fill in the information about the preceding materials, make sure that the name of the domain holder is the same as that on the identity document.
Requirements for uploading files
  • You can upload a colored scanned copy or digital photo of the original identity document. JPG and BMP pictures are supported. The size of the picture must be 55 KB to 1 MB.
  • You must submit a clear picture that contains the complete identity document. Include the borders of the identity document with no 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 picture is not supported, do not directly change the file extension. You can use a graphics editor to convert the picture 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 domain holders, see Real-name authentication examples for individual domain registrants.

Organization domain holders

Organization domain 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 based on the type of the organization:
Supported certificate Requirement
Valid business licenses When you enter the certificate number, note that:
  • If the certificate contains an 18-digit unified social credit identifier, enter the 18-digit unified social credit identifier.
  • If the business license is valid but does not contain an 18-digit unified social credit identifier, enter the registration number of the business license.
Valid organization code certificates If the organization code certificate is valid but does not contain an 18-digit unified social credit identifier, enter the organization code.
Organization domain holders, such as enterprises, foundations, schools, and other non-natural persons, that are not based in Mainland China must submit required verification materials, such as certificates of incorporation or other permits for overseas institutions.
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 overseas institutions does not contain a certificate number, enter the number 0 in the Certificate Number field.
Requirements for uploading files
  • You can upload a colored scanned copy or digital photo of the original certificate or a duplicate. JPG and BMP pictures are supported. The size of the picture must be 55 KB to 1 MB.
  • You must submit a clear picture that contains the complete identity document. Include the borders of the identity document with no 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 picture is not supported, do not directly change the file extension. You can use a graphics editor to convert the picture to the JPG or BMP format.
  • If you use a newly issued certificate, real-name verification may fail. We recommend that you implement real-name verification 10 calendar days after the certificate is issued.

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