Alibaba Cloud provides rich domain name registration services. You can register a domain name on the Alibaba Cloud Domains service platform.

Procedure

Note
  • The registrars at the Alibaba Cloud International site (alibabacloud.com) are registrars outside China. You cannot apply for an ICP filing for a domain name registered at the Alibaba Cloud International site (alibabacloud.com). If you want to deploy your services such as websites in mainland China, you must register your domain name and complete the ICP filing for your website at the Alibaba Cloud China site (aliyun.com). Otherwise, your website may be inaccessible in mainland China.
  • The procedure to register a premium domain name is similar to that to register a generic domain name. You can register a premium domain name by following the steps described in this topic.
  1. Search for a domain name.
    1. Go to the Domain Name Registration page at the Alibaba Cloud International site (alibabacloud.com).
    2. Enter a domain name in the search bar and click Search.
    3. Select a suffix from the drop-down list and click Search.
      • If the status of the domain name in the search results is Taken, the domain name has been registered by another user. In this case, you must choose another domain name or suffix for registration.
        Note For example, you want to register the forexample.com domain name but it has been registered by someone else. In this case, you can choose a domain name that uses another suffix, such as forexample.net, forexample.info, or forexample.xin.
      • If the status of a domain name is not Taken, the domain name is not registered and you can add the domain name to your shopping cart for registration.
  2. Select a domain name from the search results and add the domain name to your shopping cart.
    1. Find a domain name that is not in the Taken state and click Add to cart.
    2. In the Shopping Cart panel, select the domain name that you want to purchase, specify the purchase period, and click Buy Now.
  3. Add the related information about the domain name registrant and confirm the terms of service.
    1. On the Confirm Order page, add information about the domain name registrant by using one of the following methods:
      • If you have created a registrant profile, select the profile.
      • If you have not created a registrant profile or you want to add a new domain name registrant, click Create Registrant Profile to create a profile. After you create a registrant profile, select it on the Confirm Order page.
      Note If you are registering a .cn domain name and you have completed real-name verification for the registrant specified in the selected profile, you do not need to perform real-name verification again after the .cn domain name is registered. If you have not completed real-name verification for the registrant specified in the selected profile, you must complete the verification as soon as possible after the registration. For more information, see Real-name verification for .cn domain names.
    2. Read and agree to the terms of service, and then click Place Order.
  4. Complete the payment.
    Make sure that the domain name information is correct, select a payment method, and then click Purchase.
After the payment is complete, the state of your order becomes Processing. When the state changes to Successful, the domain name has been registered.
Note Premium domain names and reserved domain names are more valuable than other domain names. Therefore, they are excluded from all promotional activities.

For more information about domain name registration, see FAQ about domain name registration.

What to do next

After you register a .cn domain name, you must submit the same information to complete real-name verification. Otherwise, the domain name does not work. For more information, see Real-name verification for .cn domain names.