A service identification number associates the website for which you want to apply for ICP filing with the instance that hosts the website. When you apply for ICP filing in Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing System, you must provide a service identification number for each website. The quantity of service identification numbers that can be applied for per supported Alibaba Cloud instance varies based on its type. This topic describes how to apply for a service identification number after you purchase an instance.

Notes

  • You can apply for service identification numbers for the supported instances only. Service identification numbers are used to apply for ICP filings. For more information on supported instances and the allowed quantity of service identification numbers, see Supported instances and maximum websites.
  • If you use the same Alibaba Cloud account to purchase the instance and apply for ICP filing, you can directly select the instance during the ICP filing application process. You do not need to apply for a service identification number separately. You can directly select the instance or apply for a service identification number for ICP filing. No matter which method you choose, the maximum quantity of service identification numbers supported by an instance does not change.
  • If you use different Alibaba Cloud accounts to purchase an instance and apply for ICP filing, we recommend that you log on to the Alibaba Cloud console with the account that is used to purchase the instance and apply for a service identification number. For more information, see Procedure.
  • To apply for ICP filing, you must apply for a service identification number first. If the service identification number is already in use, you cannot reuse it to apply for ICP filing for another website. If you deregister a website or remove Alibaba Cloud from the service provider list, the service identification number is still considered used. You cannot reuse it to apply for ICP filing for another website.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the ICP Filing Management console with the Alibaba Cloud account that is used to purchase the instance.
  2. On the ICP No. Application page, find the instance for which you want to apply for a service identification number and click Apply in the Operation column.
    Note If the Apply icon is not displayed in the Operation column, your instance is not qualified for an ICP filing. For more information, see Prepare and check the instance.
  3. Click OK in the dialog box that appears.
    Note After you successfully apply for a service identification number, you can view its status on the ICP No. Management page. For more information, see Description of the service identification number status.

Apply for a service identification number for an instance provided by another service provider

You must apply for ICP filing on the filing platform of your service provider. To apply for a service identification number, contact your service provider.

Description of the service identification number status

Log on to the ICP Filing Management console with the Alibaba Cloud account that is used to purchase the instance. You may view the service identification number in one of the following status on the ICP No. Management page: Bound, Filing in Progress, and Filed. The following table describes the status.
Status Description
Bound The service identification number has been obtained but is unused for ICP filing. You can use this service identification number to apply for ICP filing.
Filing in Progress You have submitted an ICP filing application with this service identification number, and the filing is in progress.
Filed You have obtained an ICP number by using this service identification number. If a new website needs ICP filing, you must use another unused service identification number to submit the ICP filing application.