.CN registry requires a copy of your passport. (1 Viewing)

Esdiel

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So I own 2 .cn domains.

I bought them after I sold the only .cn domain I owned.

Today, I got an email saying that I must provide the .cn registry with a copy of my passport before Jan 1st, 2022.

Would you give the Chinese registry a copy of your passport?


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Then after you send a copy of your passport, next you have to:

* install a video camera so they can keep an eye on you, you know, for your own security.
* submit saliva for a dna test, to prove you're not an ethnic minority.
* install a router that only uses chinese controlled dns, you know, for your online protection.
* pledge allegiance to Xi Jinping and the CCP.
* never use the word "jasmine" again.

There's probably more, but I gave up when I realized I'd have to give up jasmine rice.
 
I say no to .cn, with complications like that. Not worth the hassle unless you have some stellar domains, but then again with a country like that they could take them anyway and what could you do about it?
 
To be honest, I'm almost certain I did hand over a copy of my passport for the first domain I bought (and sold).

The passport wasn't absolutely required then (like it will be in 2022), but you still needed to provide it if you wanted to change the nameservers or change any of the domain settings. I was never excited about the idea so I didn't do it again with these new domains (which I could still list and sell via GD/afternic) but I think I will just give them my passport given that I already did it once (and because I think the domains will sell). Again, uneasy about it all but I don't think I'm that important to China.

FYI. After you provide your passport they send you a certificate like this:


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20 years ago after you registered a .UK domain, they sent you a similar certificate of ownership in the snail mail. I had boxes and boxes of those envelopes, never opened. I eventually shredded and recycled them all. It always felt like such a colossal waste of resources! I wish I would have kept one - just for the fun of it.
 
rlm said:
20 years ago after you registered a .UK domain, they sent you a similar certificate of ownership in the snail mail. I had boxes and boxes of those envelopes, never opened. I eventually shredded and recycled them all. It always felt like such a colossal waste of resources! I wish I would have kept one - just for the fun of it.

haha yeah i remember that. Incredible waste
 

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