If you store the static files of your website in Object Storage Service (OSS), and bind a custom domain name to OSS for the website to access these static files, you must apply for an Internet Content Provider (ICP) filing for the website domain name and the custom domain name that is bound to OSS. This topic describes the ICP filing requirements for using OSS.

The following section answers two frequently asked questions about ICP filing requirements:
  • Do I need to apply for an ICP filing for the domain names?
    Domain name Scenario Is an ICP filing required
    Website domain name This domain name is used by users to access the website. The domain name is resolved to an instance located in Mainland China. Yes
    Custom domain name bound to OSS This domain name is used by the website to access the static files stored in OSS. Yes
    Note If you have applied for an ICP filing for the website domain name www.example.com, you do not need to apply for ICP filings for its subdomains. We recommend that you use a subdomain as the custom domain name bound to OSS, such as img.example.com.
  • Do I need to add Alibaba Cloud to the ICP filing information as a service provider?
    • If the origin server is on Alibaba Cloud, you must apply for an ICP filing for the website domain name in the Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing system. If a subdomain of the website domain name is used as the custom domain name bound to OSS, you do not need to apply for another ICP filing for the subdomain or add Alibaba Cloud as a service provider to the ICP filing information of the subdomain.
    • If the origin server is not on Alibaba Cloud, you must apply for an ICP filing for the website domain name through the service provider. After you obtain an ICP filing, you are not required to add Alibaba Cloud to the ICP filing information as a service provider.