Before using a domain name, you can first register it on the Alibaba Cloud platform.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the Alibaba Cloud console, and go to the Domain Name Registration page.
  2. Enter a domain name in the search box and click Find A Domain.
  3. Select a domain name from the search results and click Add to cart.
  4. Select the domain name you want to buy in Shopping cart, and select Duration of Registration. Then click Bulk Purchase.
  5. Go to the Confirm Order page to add the information of the domain name registrant.
    Note If you register a .cn domain name and have completed real-name authentication for your selected registrant profile template, you do not need to implement real-name authentication for this domain name after it has been registered. If you have not completed real-name authentication for your selected registrant profile template, see Real-name authentication for .cn domain names to complete real-name authentication as soon as possible after this .cn domain name has been registered.
  6. Select the terms of service, and click Pay.
  7. Make sure that the domain name information is correct. Then select a payment method and click Pay.
If the domain name that you want to register has already been registered, alternatives are available. For example, if forexample.com that you expect to register has been registered, you can choose a domain name that uses another domain name suffix, such as forexample.net, forexample.info, or forexample.xin.
Note Premium names and Reserved names are more valuable than other domains, they do not participate in any promotional activities.

The processes for registering a premium domain name and a generic domain name are similar. For more information, see Register a premium domain name described in this topic.

What to do next

If the domain name that you have registered uses the .cn top-level domain (TLD), you must complete the real-name authentication process for this domain name. Otherwise, this domain name will become inaccessible. For more information, see Real-name authentication for .cn domain names.