Regulations & Policies

Administrative Measures for the Registration of Domain Names

Chapter One: General

Article 1. To ensure the secure, stable and orderly operation of .网址 TLD, with reference to national and international policies and regulations on the administration of Internet domain names, as the .网址 registry, KNET Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. (hereafter referred to as “KNET”) has formulated these Measures.

Article 2. The registration and related activities of all domain names under the .网址 TLD shall comply with these Measures.

Article 3. The meaning of the following terms used in these Measures is:

(I). Domain name: refers to a digital indicator that is used on the Internet to distinguish and orient the hierarchical structure of computers, and corresponds to the computer’s Internet protocol (IP) address.

(II). TLD: refers to the domain naming at the first level under the root node in the domain name system.

(III). Chinese domain name: refers to domain names in Chinese language characters.

(IV). Domain name registry: refers to the administrative institution that is responsible for operating, maintaining and managing the TLD system. In these Measures, it refers to KNET.

(V). Domain name registrar: refers to bodies that have obtained permission from competent authorities and accreditation from ICANN according to the law, which accept domain name registration applications and complete registration of domain names in the TLD database.


Chapter II: Domain Name Registrars

Article 4. To provide .网址 registration services, domain name registrars are required to sign a domain name registrar accreditation agreement with KENT, and comply with all the administrative policies and regulations formulated and published by China’s domain name authorities, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") and KNET, and all the agreements signed with KNET.

Article 5. Domain name registrars shall standardize its domain name registration services and sign a domain name registration agreement with the applicants.

Article 6. Domain name registrars shall not do the following when carrying out domain name registration services:

(II). Falsely use the name of government agencies, enterprises, institutions, ICANN and other organizations to carry out domain name registration services.

(III). Use a form of unfair competition to carry out domain name registration services in a way that is misleading or threatening its users.

(IV). Unreasonably refuse domain name holders’ request for the domain name transfer password, or charge them for such a transfer request.

(V). Disclose users’ registration information, violate users’ legal rights, or use users’ registration information to seek illegitimate interests.

(VI). Any other conduct that is in violation of laws and regulations or users’ interests.

Should a domain name registrar violate the above regulation, the domain name registry will investigate its legal responsibilities in accordance with the related agreement signed with it; if the circumstances are serious, the domain name registry will terminate the cooperation agreement signed with it.

Article 7. After terminating the registration service agreement with a registrar, the registry shall follow the relevant transfer procedures of the registry and ICANN to assist with the transfer of domain names to a new registrar.

Article 8. After receiving the valid application for change of registrar submitted by a domain name holder, if the review finds it to meet the conditions of change, the registrar shall provide the user with the correct transfer password within three business days and shall not charge the user for this service. If the above time limit is exceeded, the transfer application will default to take effect.


Chapter III Domain Name Registration Application and Review

Article 9. The domain name registration service shall follow the principle of “first come, first served” and comply with the national laws and regulations, ICANN’s policies and these Measures.

Article 10. To apply for the registration of a domain name, when the conditions are suitable, the applicant shall submit written application materials to the domain name registrar. The domain name registrar shall review the authenticity, accuracy and completeness of the above materials, and submit the above materials to the domain name registry within one business day after they are reviewed to be qualified.

(I) If the registrant is an enterprise, institution, social group or other social organization, it is required to submit a copy or a scanned copy of the appropriate business license or organization code certificate.

(II) If the registrant is an individual, it is required to submit a copy or a scanned copy of both the front and the back of the appropriate ID card.

The applicant shall guarantee that the information filled in the domain name registration application form is true, accurate and complete with the principle of honesty and credibility. For the domain name registrar’s investigation on the accuracy of the applicant’s registered information, the applicant shall respond within 15 days.

Article 11. In accordance with International domain name management guidelines and the relevant requirements of domain name registration management, the domain name registry will have restrictions on and reserve certain characters.

Article 12.Domain name registrars shall provide public inquiry services for domain name registration information in an internationally accepted format. Without users’ consent, domain name registrars and the domain name registry shall not use domain name registration information for purposes other than as provided above, except provided by national laws and administrative regulations otherwise.

Article 13. No organization or individual shall register or use domain names that are prohibited from registering and using by the Administrative Measures for Internet Domain Names.

Article 14. Applicants shall guarantee the domain name registration agreement:

(I). To comply with the relevant national Internet laws and regulations;

(II).To comply with the relevant management policies and regulations formulated and published by the national competent domain name authority, ICANN and KNET, including but not limited to Administrative Measures for Internet Domain Names of China and ICANN’s consensus policies;

(III). The submitted domain name registration information shall be true, accurate and complete.

Upon the completion of domain name registration, the applicant becomes the holder of the registered domain name.

Article 15. Domain name holders shall comply with the relevant laws, administrative regulations and rules on the Internet. Any liabilities for infringement of the legal rights of others incurred by possessing or using a domain name shall be borne by the holder of such domain name.

Article 16. Domain name registration fees are charged to the holder of the domain name by the domain name registrar.

A domain name’s expiration date each year is the same as the date of application. Domain name registrars shall remind domain name holders to renew their domain names before and after the expiration date. Domain name holders shall not refuse to pay for the renewal fee with the excuse of not receiving a renewal notice. Domain name registrars shall keep the above notifications.

For the term to use a domain name, the WHOIS search of the domain name registry of .网址 shall prevail.

After the expiration date of the domain name, there shall be a 30-day option for the user to renew. At the end of the option to renew period, the registration status of the domain name will be released and other users may apply for registration.

Chapter Four: Domain Name Modification, Cancellation and Transfer

Article 17. Where change occurs in domain name registration information, the domain name holder shall apply for registration information modification at the domain name registrar within seven days. The registrar shall submit the modified real-name information to the domain name registry within seven business days after receiving the domain name holder’s application for modification.

(1) In the following cases, the domain name holder may not apply to change the holder:

A. The domain name is handled by a judiciary body, an arbitration body or a domain name dispute resolution body;

B. There is clear evidence showing that the domain name is abused;

C. Other circumstances provided by laws, regulations or ICANN’s consensus policies.

(2) For domain name transfers, when the conditions are suitable, the transferee shall submit its identity documents. Should the transferee’s identity be not approved, the transfer shall not be allowed.

(3) Without the domain name holder’s consent, the domain name registrar shall not transfer any domain name under its name.

Article 18. Where one of the following circumstances occurs with an already-registered domain name, the original domain name registrar shall cancel it and notify the domain name holder in writing:

(I). The domain name holder or its agent applies to cancel the domain name;

(II). The domain name registration information submitted by the domain name holder is false, inaccurate and incomplete;

(III). The domain name holder fails to pay the appropriate fees as prescribed;

(IV). A verdict from a court, arbitration body or domain name dispute resolution body decides that it shall be canceled;

(V). Laws, administrative regulation or the Measures are violated.

Article 19. The registrar transfer policy formulated by ICANN applies when the domain name holder applies to change the domain name registrar.

Chapter V Domain Name Dispute Resolution

Article 20. The detailed matters of a domain name dispute shall follow the provision of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and other documents formulated by ICANN. Domain name disputes are handled by domain name dispute resolution bodies accredited by ICANN. The registrar shall also follow the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) or its alternative procedures.

Article 21. Should anyone make a complaint regarding a registered or used domain name to a domain name dispute resolution body, and such complaint meets the conditions provided by the domain name dispute resolution measures, the domain name holder shall participate in the domain name dispute resolution procedures.

Article 22. When a domain name is under law proceedings, arbitration proceedings or domain name dispute resolution procedures, the domain name registrar shall not accept the domain name holder’s application for transferring or canceling the disputed domain name, unless the transferee agrees in writing to accept the constraints of the ruling of the court, arbitration body or dispute resolution body.

Article 23. During the period of the domain name dispute resolution, the domain name registrar shall take the necessary measures to ensure that the domain name will not be canceled or transferred.


Chapter Five: Supplementary provisions

Article 24. Based on the development of the Internet and the domain name system, and changes in the relevant laws, regulations and policies, the domain name registry KNET may amend the Measures.

Article 25. The domain name registry KNET is responsible for interpreting the Measures.

If the losing registrar fails to send transfer password within three (3) business days or send incorrect password after receiving valid applications, the Registry shall alter registrar directly.

Article 26. The Measures were revised and implemented on August 12, 2016.