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Administrative Measures on Internet Domain Names (2017)


Type of laws Departmental rule

Issuing body Ministry of Industry and Information Technology

Promulgating date Aug 24, 2017

Effective date Nov 01, 2017

Validity status Valid

Scope of application Nationwide

Topic(s) Cyber Law/Internet Law

Editor(s) Xinzhu Li 李欣烛 Yanru Chen 陈彦茹

Administrative Measures on Internet Domain Names entered into force on 1 Nov. 2017.

There are 58 articles in total. The Measures aim to regulate the internet domain name service in China. The service includes the operation and management of the domain root name servers and top-name services, the domain name registration, domain name parsing, etc. Key points of the Measures include:

  1. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and its local government counterparts are responsible for the regulation over this area.
  2. To establish domain name root servers and domain name root server operating organizations, domain name registration management organizations and domain registration service organizations within the territory of China shall obtain the licenses from the regulatory authorities.
  3. The domain registered or used by any subject shall not contain illegal contents.
  4. The applicants for domain names registration shall provide true, accurate and complete identity information of the domain name holders.

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