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Activate .CN domains (real name validation)

If you want to use a .CN domain name for a website or email, you must activate it by completing real name validation. This proves that you are actually the registrant of the domain by uploading your ID to us.

You can ensure you have the correct ID on hand by viewing the list of forms of ID we accept.

You can register .CN domain names without completing real name validation. However, you cannot host a website or email until you complete it.

  1. From the domain manager, click either Documentation needed... or Pending Document Upload.
    1. Not in the domain manager? Log in to your GoDaddy account.
    2. Next to Domains, click Manage.
    3. Complete step 1 above.
  2. Click Upload new document or Use existing document...
  3. Complete the on-screen fields, and then click Next on each of them.

    The information you enter must exactly match the ID your provide or your request will be denied.

    The information you enter will also become the legal registrant of your domain name.

You'll receive an email within 5 days of the status of your real name validation.

Update real name validation contact information

You may decide to make edits to update your real name validation. This process differs from the original process around new validations.

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy account.
  2. Next to Domains, click Manage.
  3. Select the domain name you want to update, click Text Icon (Settings) and select Domain Settings.
  4. Under Contact Information, click Edit.
  5. On the Contact Information page, you'll see a box with the following message: You've already passed real name validation. At the bottom of that message, click the Upload documentation link.
  6. Choose the documentation you would like to upload, select the I agree to allow . . . box, and click Next.
  7. Click Okay.

It can take up to 5 days for these changes to be approved.


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