You must follow the rules for registering a domain name.

For a Chinese domain name

The following rules apply when registering a Chinese domain name:

  • The domain name must contain at least one Chinese character and may contain English letters, digits, and hyphens (-). It cannot consist of only English letters or digits.

  • The domain name can be registered in simplified Chinese or traditional Chinese. If a domain name is registered in simplified Chinese, the equivalent domain name in traditional Chinese can no longer be registered. The converse operation also applies. This is designed to protect brands’ domain names.

  • Illegal characters can not be found at the end of the first row, such as: two-character (-), plus sign (+), (@), (&), spaces, etc;

  • A Chinese domain name cannot contain only digits or only letters.

For an English domain name

The following rules apply when registering an English domain name:

  • Only English letters (a-z; case-insensitive), digits (0-9), and hyphens (-) are supported. Spaces and special characters (such as !, $, &, and ?) are not supported.

  • The domain name cannot start or end with a hyphen (-), or use a hyphen (-) as the third or fourth character.

  • The domain name can be up to 63 characters in length.