To apply for an Internet Content Provider (ICP) filing for a website domain name, you must upload basic materials and necessary auxiliary materials by using the Alibaba Cloud app. Basic materials include the identity documents of the entity leader and the website administrator, and the certificates of the entity. Auxiliary materials can be selectively uploaded based on the scenario and regulations of the local authority. This topic describes the applicable scenarios and upload requirements for various materials during ICP filing applications. We recommend that you prepare the required materials in advance for a quick ICP filing application.

Note
  • The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has requirements for authenticity verification. To meet the requirements, you must use the latest version of the Alibaba Cloud app to take photos of the identity documents and entity certificates that are required for ICP filing applications and then upload the photos. Facial recognition must be simultaneously performed to verify the authenticity of specific real-person data. You must not reproduce the photos of the identity documents or entity certificates that are stored on mobile phones or computers. Otherwise, your ICP filing application fails.
  • If the entity leader is in a remote place, ask the entity leader to complete facial recognition for authenticity verification in this remote place. If the entity certificates are in a remote place, obtain the photos of the entity certificates and upload the photos.

ICP filing entity being an individual

If the ICP filing entity is an individual, you must provide the following basic materials and auxiliary materials based on actual conditions. Basic materials must be provided, whereas auxiliary materials can be selectively provided as requested by the local authority.
  • Basic materials: You must prepare the original ID card of the ICP filing entity, and take and upload photos of the ID card by using the Alibaba Cloud app.
    Identity type Required identity document
    Residents of mainland China ID card
    Residents of Hong Kong (China) and Macau (China) Residence Permit for Hong Kong and Macau Residents or Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macau Residents
    Residents of China (Taiwan) Residence Permit for China (Taiwan) Residents or Mainland Travel Permit for China (Taiwan) Residents
    Residents outside China Passport
  • Auxiliary materials: Authorities in different provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities have different requirements for auxiliary materials. Specific types of auxiliary materials must be prepared in special scenarios, such as when you want to apply for ICP filings for a large number of websites.
    Type of the auxiliary material Usage
    Domain name certificate Authorities in specific provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities require that you provide a domain name certificate. For more information about the regulations of authorities in different regions, see ICP filing regulations of the MIIT for different regions.
    Photo of the website administrator holding the personal identity document If the ICP filing entity is an individual, a photo of the website administrator holding the personal identity document is required by authorities in specific provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities. Such a personal identity document can be the ID card or registered permanent residence page. For more information about the regulations of authorities in different regions, see ICP filing regulations of the MIIT for different regions.
    Website construction proposal Specific provincial authorities, such as the provincial authorities of Guangdong, Hunan, and Hubei, require that ICP filing entities who have more than a specified number of domain names to be filed provide a website construction proposal for each domain name.
    Temporary or permanent residence permit Specific provincial authorities, such as the Fujian provincial authority, require that you submit a scanned copy or color photo of the temporary or permanent residence permit if the domicile registered on the ID card of the entity leader or website administrator is not located in the province where you submit the ICP filing application.

For more information about the procedures of ICP filing applications after the required materials are prepared, see the ICP filing application overview topic in the ICP filing documentation on the Alibaba Cloud China site (aliyun.com).

ICP filing entity being an enterprise or organization

If the ICP filing entity is an enterprise or organization, you must provide the following basic materials and auxiliary materials based on actual conditions. Basic materials must be provided, whereas auxiliary materials can be selectively provided as requested by the local authority.
  • Basic materials: You must prepare the original entity certificates, and the original identity documents of the major principal of the entity and the website administrator. You must take and upload photos of these certificates and identity documents by using the Alibaba Cloud app.
    • Entity certificates

      Entity certificates are the qualification documents of the entity, such as the business license.

    • Identity document of the major principal of the entity (the entity leader)
      Authorities in specific provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities require that the entity leader be the legal representative of the entity. You must provide the corresponding material based on the identity type of the legal representative. For more information about the regulations of authorities in different regions, see ICP filing regulations of the MIIT for different regions.
      Identity type Required identity document
      Residents of mainland China ID card
      Residents of Hong Kong (China) and Macau (China) Residence Permit for Hong Kong and Macau Residents or Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macau Residents
      Residents of China (Taiwan) Residence Permit for China (Taiwan) Residents or Mainland Travel Permit for China (Taiwan) Residents
      Residents outside China Passport
    • Identity document of the website administrator
      By default, the identity document of the website administrator is that of the entity leader. If the website administrator of the entity is not the entity leader, you must also prepare the identity document of the website administrator.
      Identity type Required identity document
      Residents of mainland China ID card
      Residents of Hong Kong (China) and Macau (China) Residence Permit for Hong Kong and Macau Residents or Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macau Residents
      Residents of China (Taiwan) Residence Permit for China (Taiwan) Residents or Mainland Travel Permit for China (Taiwan) Residents
      Residents outside China Passport
  • Auxiliary materials: Authorities in specific provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities require that specific types of auxiliary materials be submitted in special scenarios.
    Type of the auxiliary material Usage
    Power of attorney Authorities in specific provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities require that you provide a power of attorney for the entity leader or the website administrator if the entity leader or the website administrator is not the legal representative of the entity.
    Domain name certificate Authorities in specific provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities require that you provide a domain name certificate. For more information about the regulations of authorities in different regions, see ICP filing regulations of the MIIT for different regions.
    Photo of the website administrator holding the required certificate of the entity If the ICP filing entity is an enterprise or an organization, a photo of the website administrator holding the required certificate of the entity is required by authorities in specific provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities. Such an entity certificate can be the business license.
    Certificate of the domain name registrant Authorities in specific provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities require that a domain name be registered under an enterprise or an organization. If a domain name is registered under an individual, you must provide a certificate of the domain name registrant for the ICP filing application.
    Certificate issued by the State Commission Office for Public Sector Reform (SCOPSR) Provincial authorities of Yunnan, Nei Mongol, Heilongjiang, and Jiangxi require that public institutions and public service sectors provide a certificate issued by the SCOPSR when they apply for an ICP filing.
    Certificate of change If the ICP filing entity is an enterprise or an organization and the entity name is changed, you must provide a certificate of change that is issued by the local industry and commerce administration when you apply for an ICP filing.
    Website construction proposal The Guangdong provincial authority requires that ICP filing entities who have more than a specified number of domain names to be filed provide a website construction proposal for each domain name.
    Temporary or permanent residence permit Specific provincial authorities, such as the Fujian provincial authority, require that you submit a scanned copy or color photo of the temporary or permanent residence permit if the domicile registered on the ID card of the entity leader or website administrator is not located in the province where you submit the ICP filing application.
    Business statement The name, business scope, website name, or website remarks of an enterprise or an organization in Sichuan may contain commerce-related terms, and such an entity may not be required to obtain a commercial ICP license as notified by the local authority. In this case, a business statement of the entity must be provided for the ICP filing application.

For more information about the procedures of ICP filing applications after the required materials are prepared, see the ICP filing application overview topic in the ICP filing documentation on the Alibaba Cloud China site (aliyun.com).

Requirements for the materials

Take note of the following rules when you prepare and upload the required materials, such as the certificate and identity document of the ICP filing entity, certification for pre-approval, relevant certificate, and letter of authorization. This helps you meet the requirements for uploading materials and pass the preliminary review. For more information about the materials required for ICP filing applications, see Required materials.

  • Basic requirements
    • Size: The size of each image must be larger than 200 KB and smaller than 4 MB. If the image to be uploaded does not meet this requirement, use a third-party tool to adjust the image size.
    • Format: You can upload images in the JPG, JPEG, PNG, or GIF format. If the image to be uploaded does not meet this requirement, do not directly change the file name extension. Instead, use a third-party tool to convert the image format.
      Note If you fail to upload an image even though the format and size meet the requirements, update the Alibaba Cloud app to the latest version or change your network type. For example, you can switch from a Wi-Fi to a mobile network. Then, restart the app and upload the image again.
  • Requirements for availability
    • Clearness and completeness: You must upload clear, complete, and valid images with a proper size. If you upload a large-sized image, the image may become blurred due to the compression performed by the system.
    • Material type: You must upload the color scanned copies or color photos of the latest certificates or documents including their borders without cover. Photos of scanned copies, copies in black and white, electronic certificates and documents, and reproduced photos of the documents or certificates that are stored on mobile phones or PCs are not supported.
      Note You must use the latest certificates and documents. If the information about the ICP filing entity changes, the original documents and certificates become invalid. If you do not upload the latest materials, your ICP filing application will be rejected.
  • Requirements for validity
    • From the date when you submit the application, the provided certificates and documents, such as the resident identity card and business license, must be valid for at least three months.
    • Materials such as the certificates of change and letters of authorization that are obtained from website administrators must be provided for ICP filing applications within three months from the date of issue. This rule applies to all the provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities in China.
      Note
      • Certificates of employment that are issued in Sichuan and domain name certificates that are issued in Hunan must be provided for ICP filing applications within 45 days from the date of issue.
      • Business statements that are issued in Hubei and letters of authorization that are issued in Hebei must be provided for ICP filing applications within six months from the date of issue.