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WIPO Domain Name Dispute Resolution Service for .CN and .中国

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.CN and .中国

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Dispute Resolution Policy

Variation of UDRP

China ccTLD Dispute Resolution Policy

Relevant differences between the UDRP and the .CN Policy

The .CN Policy is ONLY applicable to .CN and .中国domain names that have been registered for less than three years

The .CN Policy applies to .CN and .中国domain names that are identical or confusingly similar, not only to a mark, but to any “name” in which the complainant has civil rights or interests (.CN Policy, article 8(a)), whereas the UDRP is limited to the protection of trademark rights

It is sufficient for the complainant to prove that either registration or use of the disputed domain name is in bad faith, whereas the UDRP requires the complainant to prove both elements

According to the .CN Policy, any of the following circumstances may be the evidence of the registration and use of a domain name in bad faith:

  1. The purpose for registering or acquiring the domain name is to sell, rent or otherwise transfer the domain name registration to the complainant who is the owner of the name or mark or to a competitor of that complainant, and to obtain unjustified benefits;
  2. The disputed domain name holder, on many occasions, registers domain Names in order to prevent owners of the names or marks from reflecting the names or the marks in corresponding domain names;
  3. The disputed domain name holder has registered or acquired the domain name for the purpose of damaging the Complainant's reputation, disrupting the Complainant's normal business or creating confusion with the Complainant’s name or mark so as to mislead the public;
  4. Other circumstances which may prove the bad faith.

Courts of China or arbitration before Chinese arbitration institution

Chinese (unless otherwise agreed by the parties or determined by the Panel)

When filing the complaint, the complainant must send a copy of the complaint, together with the cover sheet, to CNNIC and the registrar

Procedural Rules

Variation of UDRP

China ccTLD Dispute Resolution Policy Rules

WIPO Supplemental Rules for China ccTLD Dispute Resolution Policy and China ccTLD Dispute Resolution Policy Rules

WIPO Model Pleadings

WIPO Model Complaint in English

WIPO Model Complaint in Chinese

WIPO Model Response in English

WIPO Model Response in Chinese


Schedule of Fees

WIPO Experts

WIPO Experts

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Registration Agreement


Implementing Rules of China ccTLD Registration Internet Domain Name Regulations (2017)

Eligibility Criteria

.CN and .中国 domain names are not restricted

Supported Characters

.CN and .中国 domain names support ASCII and IDN characters

  • - comply with the naming rules of simply using or combining with English letters (A-Z, case-insensitive), Arabic numerals (0-9) and half-angle hyphen “-” (i.e., middle transverse line), but not spaces and special characters (such as!, $, & and ?);
  • - “-” can not appear continuously, separately registered or placed at the beginning or end;
  • - at most 63 characters can be registered. The maximum length for 中文.CN registration should be calculated after transferred into punycode. The transcoding method refers to “Online Transcoding of Chinese Domain Names

.中国 domain names must comply to these naming rules



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