How to Register a .CN or a Chinese Domain Name
About .CN domain names
.CN is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for mainland China. It is currently the sixth most common top-level domain, after .com, .de, .net, .uk and .org with over 7.62 million registrations.
Second-level domain names include generic second-level domains such as com.cn, edu.cn and gov.cn, and second-level domains of provinces such as bj.cn, hn.cn and sh.cn.
About Chinese domain names
Latest June, ICANN approved the use of the internationalized TLD .中国 (".china" in Simplified) and .中國 (".china" in Traditional) by CNNIC. These two TLDs were added to the DNS in July 2010.
CNNIC manages .CN and Chinese domain names
CNNIC operates under China's Ministry of Information and Industry (MII), an agency that oversees telecommunications, multimedia, broadcasting and satellite transmissions across China.
How to register a .CN or a Chinese domain name
CNNIC accredited Chinese Domain Name registrars responsible for providing Chinese Domain Name registration services. Based on the principle of "first come, first serve", you may select one of them, and go to their website to proceed with the online registration.
Any business or organization, worldwide, can register a .cn name under a new liberalized policy that no longer restricts .cn registrations to Chinese. Currently the registration is not yet open to individuals.