After your Internet Content Provider (ICP) filing application is approved, you must place the issued ICP number at the bottom of your website pages and link the ICP number to the ICP filing platform of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). Then, website visitors can use the link to query your ICP filing information. Communications administrations in specific provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities require that a copyright notice is placed at the bottom of website pages. If your website provides commercial services, you must also apply for a commercial ICP license after you obtain an ICP filing for the website. After your website is filed at the MIIT, you must submit a Public Security Bureau (PSB) filing application within 30 days after the launch of your website. This is when your website starts to provide external services. This topic describes the subsequent operations that you need to perform after you obtain an ICP filing.

Place the issued ICP number

You must place the issued ICP number at the bottom of your website pages and link the ICP number to the . If you do not place the ICP number as required, you will be fined at least CNY 5,000 and up to CNY 10,000.

If you do not know how to place an ICP number, you can ask the designated ICP filing expert to place the ICP number on your behalf.

  • Required content

    You must place either the issued entity ICP number or the issued website ICP number at the bottom of your website pages based on the regulations in the region where your ICP filing application is approved.

    • If your ICP filing application is approved in Guangdong, place the issued entity ICP number.
    • If your ICP filing application is approved in a province other than Guangdong, place the issued website ICP number.
  • Example

    The following figure provides an example on how an ICP number is placed on the Alibaba Cloud China site (aliyun.com).

  • Method to place an ICP number
    • If your website is self-managed, ask the relevant developer in your company to modify the website source code to place the issued ICP number at the bottom of website pages and link the number to . The following sample code is for your reference.
      Note If you do not know how to place an ICP number, you can ask the designated ICP filing expert to place the ICP number on your behalf.
      // Syntax:
      <a href="https://beian.miit.gov.cn/" target="_blank">ICP number</a>
      
      // Example:
      <a href="https://beian.miit.gov.cn/" target="_blank">浙B2-20080101</a>
    • If you commission a third-party company to manage your website, ask the relevant developer in the company to modify the website source code. If the commission expires, you can ask the designated ICP filing expert to place the ICP number on your behalf.
    • If you have purchased the CloudWebsite or CloudWebdesign service to manage your website, contact the designated ICP filing expert.
  • Methods to use when multiple domain names are mapped to the same page

    If you have multiple domain names that are mapped to the same page, you must select a method based on the mode in which the domain names are mapped.

    • Direct mapping: If you have multiple domain names that are directly mapped to the same page, place the issued entity ICP number at the bottom of the page. 1
    • Indirect mapping: Domain name A is mapped to Domain name B and Domain name B is mapped to the destination page. In this case, place the website ICP number issued for Domain name B at the bottom of the page. 2
    • Mixed mapping: If the preceding conditions are both met, place the issued entity ICP number at the bottom of the page. 3

Apply for a PSB filing.

The Measures for Security Protection Administration of the International Networking of Computer Information Networks stipulate that, after you obtain an ICP filing for your website, you must log on to the National Internet Security Management Service Platform in mainland China and submit a PSB filing application within 30 days after the launch of your website.

Apply for a commercial ICP license

The Alibaba Cloud international site (alibabacloud.com) provides the application service for commercial ICP licenses. For more information, contact the designated ICP filing expert.