If your website is hosted on an Alibaba Cloud instance located in Mainland China and uses Web Application Firewall (WAF) to protect the security of web applications, you must apply for an Internet Content Provider (ICP) filing for the domain name of the website. This topic describes the ICP filing requirements for using WAF.

The following section answers two frequently asked questions about ICP filing requirements:
  • Do I need to apply for an ICP filing for the domain name?

    The website is hosted on an Alibaba Cloud instance located in Mainland China. Therefore, you must apply for an ICP filing for the domain name www.example.com. After an ICP filing is issued for the domain name, you must select this domain name when you configure security protection by using WAF.

  • Do I need to add Alibaba Cloud to the ICP filing information as a service provider?

    You must obtain an ICP number for the domain name from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). You are not required to add Alibaba Cloud to the ICP filing information as a service provider.