Term Description
ICP filing (Beian in Chinese) The People's Republic of China mandates a filing system for non-commercial Internet information services and a licensing system for commercial Internet information services. Websites that have not obtained an official ICP filing or license are prohibited from operating Internet information services. Therefore, all websites that provide services to Mainland China must obtain an official ICP filing.
Service identification number

The service identification number is the verification code that is associated with a specific Alibaba Cloud instance. You must specify this code, for example, 32a43232-a888-88e8-b9ec-00888be8888f in the Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing system when you enter the registration information.

Prerequisites: you have purchased an Alibaba Cloud instance or Alibaba Cloud Marketplace instance that helps you build websites. The instance must meet the ICP filing requirements.

Authenticity checklist

You need to download the checklist of information authenticity provided by the local administration. Fill out the checklist as required.

Some local administrations have special requirements for the content and format of the authenticity checklist. We recommend that you download the corresponding checklist template from the Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing system.

Service provider The service provider that provides website hosting services and helps you register an ICP filing.
Entity The individual or organization that applies for an ICP filing.
Add service providers to the registration information You have obtained an ICP filing for your website through other service providers and need to host your website on Alibaba Cloud. In this circumstance, you need to add Alibaba Cloud to your service provider list in the registration information.
Modify ICP registration information Modify and change the ICP registration information, such as entity information or website information.
New websites

New websites are classified into the following categories:

  • The entity has obtained an ICP filing through other service providers and needs to host the website on Alibaba Cloud. In this circumstance, the entity needs to apply for a new ICP filing through the Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing system.
  • The entity has obtained ICP filing through the Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing system and needs to host a new website on Alibaba Cloud. In this circumstance, the entity needs to apply for a new ICP filing in the Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing system.
Claim an ICP filing If you have obtained an ICP filing through HiChina before June 2010 and have not added any other service providers to the service provider list in the registration information, or imported the registration information to your Alibaba Cloud account, you must claim the ICP filing.
Password of the ICP filing MIIT issues an exclusive password for each ICP number. You need to enter the password issued by MIIT as required when you submit requests to add service providers to the registration information or cancel an ICP filing. Make sure that you keep the password confidential.
Cancel an ICP filing If you no longer need to use a website that has an ICP filing, you need to cancel the ICP filing.
Remove service providers from the registration information By removing a service provider from the registration information, you can disassociate the registration information from the Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing system. Alibaba Cloud is no longer your service provider after you remove it from the registration information. Your domain cannot be resolved to any Alibaba Cloud instances in Mainland China and becomes inaccessible. However, the ICP number still exists.