The .cn Domain

Registered Domains
.CN is the
most popular ccTLD in Asia
The main Language used
Register .CN as
Domain For
People's Republic of China
Domain Registration term in years
Domain Character Limit
Since 1990

Global Statistics

Most popular Languages on the Web
English 54.8%
German 6.3%
Russian 5.7%
Spanish 4.7%
Most popular Domains on the Web
246 million domain names registered globally
.NET 6.0%
.ORG 4.2%

Top .cn websites

Global 21.
Global 101.
Global 169.
Global 172.

Subdomains for .cn

About .cn

What is .cn?

The .cn domain name is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for People's Republic of China.
People's Republic of China with its estimated population of 1,353,821,000, ranks as the 1st most populous country in Asia. The .cn extension already the 1st most valued ccTLD (country code top-level domain) used in Asia. Today .cn has more than 5,709,234 registered domains. This means that people like and trust this domain name. You can register your own .cn domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .cn ccTLD (country code top-level domain) is active since 1990.

Who can register .cn domain?

Both individuals and companies are allowed to buy and register a web name with a .cn extension.

Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .cn extension?

A .cn domain could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in People's Republic of China. In People's Republic of China the native Language is Chinese. Chinese is the 6th most used website language in the world. A website with a .cn extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues. Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net. Additionally, country code top-level domain gives you the opportunity to find domain hacks much easier.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?

When choosing a web name always remember the following limitations:
To name your .cn domain name you can use any letters A through Z, digits between 0 and 9 and hyphen "-".
A domain has to start with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
The name can neither start nor end with hyphens. Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two hyphens in a row.
Spaces and special characters and stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) are never permitted.
The .cn web name must have minimum of 3 and a maximum of 63 characters.
Your registration will not be accepted if your domain name doesn’t follow the above criterias.

Domain name registration term allowance:

Authorized registration period for .cn web name is 1 year till maximum 10 years.