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|Introduced||November 28, 1990|
|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Registry||China Internet Network Information Center|
|Sponsor||Chinese Academy of Sciences|
|Intended use||Entities connected with People's Republic of China|
|Actual use||Very popular in China (the largest ccTLD)|
|Structure||Names may be registered directly at the second level or at the third level within generic second-level categories or Chinese province codes|
|Documents||China Internet Domain Name Regulations|
|Dispute policies||CNNIC Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy|
|Website||CNNIC (domestic); NeuStar (foreign)|
Domain name administration in mainland China is managed through a branch of the Ministry of Industry and Information. The registry is maintained by China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC). Neulevel has entered into a partnership with CNNIC to market .cn outside mainland China.
Any individual may register for second-level domain names. However, the registry has created a set of predefined second-level domains for certain types of organizations and geographic locations. Registrations for such third-level domains were available before second-level domains became available in 2004, and registrants of third-level domains were given priority for names at the second level.
Generic second-level domains
- ac.cn : Academic institutions
- com.cn : Industrial, commercial, financial enterprises
- edu.cn : Educational institutions
- gov.cn : Government departments
- mil.cn : Military
- net.cn : Networks, NICs and NOCs
- org.cn : Non-profit organizations
Second-level domains of provinces
The two-letter abbreviations are the same as those found in GB/T 2260-2002.
- ah.cn : Anhui
- bj.cn : Beijing
- cq.cn : Chongqing
- fj.cn : Fujian
- gd.cn : Guangdong
- gs.cn : Gansu
- gz.cn : Guizhou
- gx.cn : Guangxi
- ha.cn : Henan
- hb.cn : Hubei
- he.cn : Hebei
- hi.cn : Hainan
- hk.cn : Hong Kong
- hl.cn : Heilongjiang
- hn.cn : Hunan
- jl.cn : Jilin
- js.cn : Jiangsu
- jx.cn : Jiangxi
- ln.cn : Liaoning
- mo.cn : Macau
- nm.cn : Nei Mongol
- nx.cn : Ningxia
- qh.cn : Qinghai
- sc.cn : Sichuan
- sd.cn : Shandong
- sh.cn : Shanghai
- sn.cn : Shaanxi
- sx.cn : Shanxi
- tj.cn : Tianjin
- tw.cn : Taiwan
- xj.cn : Xinjiang
- xz.cn : Xizang
- yn.cn : Yunnan
- zj.cn : Zhejiang
Internationalized domain names with Chinese characters
On June 25, 2010, ICANN approved the use of the internationalized country code top-level domains .中国 (China in simplified Chinese characters, DNS name xn--fiqs8s) and .中國 (China in traditional Chinese characters, DNS name xn--fiqz9s) by CNNIC. These two TLDs were added to the DNS in July 2010.
- Chinanews.com. "Chinanews.com." 中國接入互聯網. Retrieved on 2009-07-30.
- DENIC (February 2016). "Comparison of international Domain Numbers". Retrieved 2016-02-29.
- "中国省级行政区划一览表". News.xinhuanet.com. 2002-10-01. Retrieved 2012-01-15.
- "Adopted Board Resolutions | Brussels | 25 June 2010". ICANN. Retrieved 2012-01-15.