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

In this scenario:
  • Do I need to apply for ICP filing for the domain name?

    The website is hosted on an Alibaba Cloud instance located in mainland China. Therefore, you must apply for ICP filing for the domain name www.example.com. When configuring security protection in Alibaba Cloud WAF, you need to select this domain name that has an ICP number.

  • 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.