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CN Domain new rules
They want my identity

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Msg#: 4077415 posted 4:09 am on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

Back in 2003, I was able to register 3 rather generic .CN domains. I have sometimes wondered why I continue to renew them at $45 per year, but maybe someday they will have some value.

In the past, I simply paid the money for the renewal of the domains, like all other domains. So, I was surprised today when I received a notice from my Registrar that new rules had been applied by CNNIC and would have to complete an application form and provide additional information. I have only 3 business days to respond and then CNNIC has 3 days to audit. During that time the domains will be in "UN-PASS, and cannot be resolved."

The information required is:
- business seal - signature is OK
- company business license (photocopy)- I guess would be our Corporate registration?
- registrant ID (photocopy) - both sides "Personal ID means passport, driverís license, residentís ID or etc."

These requirements seem a bit arduous to me, and I wonder if it is worth it.

The biggest concern I have is the requirement for the "Personal ID". In this day and age the identity thief scares abound, and I am very reluctant to send a copy of my drivers license or passport to and Email address at cnnic.cn.

Can I send the photocopy but blank out any specific numbers?

Please provide comments.


Has any



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Msg#: 4077415 posted 3:15 am on Feb 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

I received the same great news from my Registrar... debating what to do.

Like you said, I am concerned with some of the information they are asking for. Not sure that I want some overseas government in possession of so much personal/business data. Almost as much as I don't want Google in possession of some of the data they have on all of us too...

I think the fact that China is making these domains "unresolvable" during the audit sealed the decision for me... when else will they make a domain unresolvable?


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Msg#: 4077415 posted 10:14 am on Feb 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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