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

In this scenario:
  • Do I need to apply for ICP filing for the domain name?
    Domain name Scenario Is 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 Since you have applied for ICP filing for the website domain name www.example.com, you do not need to apply for ICP filing for its sub-domain names. We recommend that you use a sub-domain name as the custom domain name bound to OSS, for example, 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 ICP filing for the website domain name in Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing System. If a sub-domain name of the website domain name is used as the custom domain name bound to OSS, you do not need to separately apply for ICP filing for the sub-domain name or add Alibaba Cloud to the ICP filing information of the sub-domain name.
    • If the origin server is not on Alibaba Cloud, you must apply for ICP filing for the origin server through the service provider. After obtaining the ICP number, you are not required to add Alibaba Cloud to the ICP filing information as a service provider.