Member Profile: .cn

Full Name of Registry: China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC)

Contact details (address, phone, fax, general enquiries): Floor 1, Building 1, Software Park, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 4 South 4th Street, Zhongguancun, Beijing, China

Post Code: 100190

Phone: +86-10-58813000

Fax: +86-10-58812666


Founding date: June 3rd, 1997

Registration Model (Registry/Registrar system; Direct registrations; Both): Registry/Registrar system

Number of domain names: 16,363,594, as of December 31, 2015.

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History: China Internet Network Information Center (abbreviated as CNNIC) is an administration and service organization set up on June 3, 1997 upon the approval of the competent authority and undertakes the responsibilities as the national Internet network information center.

In light of the policies of "providing efficient and application-oriented services through secure & stable Internet infrastructure for public interests", CNNIC, as an important constructor, operator and administrator of infrastructure in Chinese information society, is responsible for operation, administration and services of fundamental Internet resources, undertakes R&D and security work of fundamental Internet resources, conducts research on Internet development and provides consultancy, and promotes the cooperation and technological exchange of global Internet in an effort to become a world-class network information center.

CNNIC's main responsibilities include:

  1. Operation, Administration and Service organization of national network fundamental resources
  2. Research, Development and Security center of national network fundamental resources
  3. Research and consulting services driving force for Internet development
  4. Platform for Internet open cooperation and technical exchange