How to enable privacy protection for Alibaba Cloud .cn domain names


People often ask me why I am still using this domain name, and I can only say it's due to historical reasons (I've been using it for too long and I'm too lazy to change).

.CN domains do come with a lot of troubles, and the lack of privacy protection is one of the most fatal ones. This means that others can easily find your name and contact information through other WHOIS services (Alibaba Cloud's WHOIS cleverly hides this information, making people think that personal information is already "default protected").

I didn't bother with this before, partly because it was troublesome, and also because the website didn't have much traffic and most visitors were acquaintances. Moreover, renewing a '.cn' domain costs 39/year, and privacy protection costs an additional 39/year, which adds up to almost the cost of a .com domain.

Getting Started#

Originally, .cn domains came with free privacy protection services just like other domains, but they were later required to be disabled by CNNIC. According to this year's new regulations, you can pay to enable it, but Alibaba Cloud's domain console does not provide a direct link to enable it. You need to apply for a ticket to find it.


Application Link: .CN/.China Domain Registration Bureau Privacy Protection Service Activation Application

Cost: 39/year, for specific rules, please refer to: Announcement on the Charging of Privacy Protection Services for National Top-Level Domains (.CN and .China) from January 1st


Complete the payment here: Unpaid Order Management
There will be a few days of delay, just wait for it to be completed (it cannot be processed on non-working days such as weekends <- I didn't write this in my ticket inquiry).

After a few days of waiting, you should be able to find your own order (as shown in the figure below).


After successful payment, the console still does not show any related settings (
but according to third-party WHOIS queries, privacy protection should be effective immediately.


Renewal? I didn't see any direct introduction to the renewal method in these files, but after inquiring through a ticket, it is to repurchase before the expiration date, and the remaining time can be accumulated.

User agreement that no one will read: National Top-Level Domain Privacy Protection Service Agreement (Save data: Don't do illegal things, the right of interpretation belongs to the official)

This thing has completely destroyed the cost-effectiveness of .cn domains, turning it into a luxury item that is difficult to purchase (but in order to prevent box weapons, win!

Ownership of this post data is guaranteed by blockchain and smart contracts to the creator alone.