The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) issued its 7th Announcement of 2018 regarding the adjusted China Internet Domain Name on the 2 March 2018.

Under the Announcement, domain names at each level may be composed of letters (A-Z, a-z, capital letters and small letters have the same effect), numbers (0-9), hyphen (-) or Chinese characters.

Top-level domain names “include ”.CN”, “.中国”, “.政务”, “.公益’’ and a few others. Second-level domain names include “category domain names” such as “GOV” for government institutions; “ORG” for non-profit organizations; “AC” for scientific and research institutions; and “administrative area domain names”, such as “BJ” for Beijing City; “HE” for Hebei Province; and “HK” for Hong Kong.

Please click here to read the full text (Chinese only) of the Announcement.