This topic describes how to manage domain names whose ICP numbers are expired. If your domain name uses Alibaba Cloud Content Delivery Network (CDN), Dynamic Route for CDN (DCDN), ApsaraVideo VOD (VOD), or ApsaraVideo Live, you can use the solutions described in this topic to troubleshoot issues when the ICP number of the domain name expires.

Challenge

According to relevant laws and regulations in Mainland China, Alibaba Cloud CDN cannot provide the acceleration service to domain names that are deployed in Mainland China and do not have a valid ICP number. If the accelerated region of your domain name is Mainland China Only or Global, and the ICP number of the domain name expires, Alibaba Cloud CDN suspends the acceleration service for the domain name.

Solutions

  • Solution 1: Change the accelerated region of the domain name.
    If you want to accelerate the delivery of content from origin servers that are deployed outside mainland China, you can change the accelerated region of the domain name to Global (Excluding Mainland China). This way, content delivery is accelerated by only CDN nodes deployed outside mainland China. The pricing strategies vary based on the accelerated region. For more information, see CDN Pricing.
    1. Log on to the Alibaba Cloud CDN console.
    2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Domain Names.
    3. On the Domain Names page, find the domain name that you want to manage and click Manage in the Actions column of the domain name.
    4. In the Basic Information section, click Modify.
    5. In the Region dialog box, set Region to Global (Excluding Mainland China). Change the accelerated region
    6. Click OK.
  • Solution 2: Resolve the domain name to the origin server before the domain name obtains a valid ICP number.

    In this example, a domain name whose registrar is Alibaba Cloud is used to demonstrate how to resolve a domain name to the origin server. If your domain name uses other registrars, you must complete the settings in the system of the registrar. The procedure is similar to the one described in this example.

    1. Log on to the Alibaba Cloud DNS console.
    2. On the Manage DNS page, find the domain name that you want to manage and click Configure in the Actions column.
    3. Click Add Record. Change the CNAME record to an A record. Add a DNS record
      Parameter Description Example
      Type A is selected in this example. A
      Host Enter the prefix of the domain name.
      • If the domain name to accelerate is testcdn.aliyun.com, enter testcdn.
      • If the domain name to accelerate is www.aliyun.com, enter www.
      • If the domain name to accelerate is aliyun.com, enter @.
      • If the domain name to accelerate is *.aliyun.com, enter *.
      ISP Line Enter the default Internet service provider (ISP) line. Keep the default setting.
      Value Enter the IPv4 address or the domain name of the origin server. 203.0.113.1
      TTL The time-to-live (TTL) value specifies the validity period of the DNS record. A small value indicates a shorter time to apply record updates. The default TTL value is 10 minutes. Keep the default setting.
    4. Click Confirm.

References

If your domain name uses VOD, ApsaraVideo Live, or DCDN, and the ICP number of the domain name expires, you can troubleshoot issues based on the following topics: