Overview

Last Updated: Jan 18, 2018

If you want to host your website on an Alibaba Cloud ECS instance in any of the mainland China region, you must apply for an ICP Filling through the Alibaba Cloud Filing system, following the ICP Filing regulations of the province where your business is registered. After your application is approved, you can configure your domain name resolution to point your domain name to your Alibaba Cloud ECS instance, and your website can be visited by public.

You can carry out the following filing operations in the Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing system:

  • First Filing
    Neither the license or certificate of the organization or individual (that is, the subject of the ICP Filing), nor the website domain name which directs to a mainland China Alibaba Cloud ECS instance, has been filed with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). In this case, you must complete ICP Filing through the Alibaba Cloud Filing system.

  • Transfer an ICP Filing (transfers an existing ICP Filing license to Alibaba Cloud)
    If your domain name has already been filed through another service provider, and now you want to host your website on an Alibaba Cloud ECS instance in a mainland China region, you must transfer the ICP Filing to the Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing system.

  • Add a new website for ICP Filing (the previous filings are not on Alibaba Cloud)
    This procedure applies to the following scenario: The license or certificate of the organization or individual (that is, the subject of the ICP Filing) has been filed with MIIT through another service provider. However, a new website is hosted on an Alibaba Cloud ECS instance in a mainland China region, so you must file your new website domain names with the MIIT through Alibaba Cloud.

  • Add a new website for ICP Filing (the previous filings are on Alibaba Cloud)
    This procedure applies to the following scenario: The license or certificate of the organization or individual (that is, the subject of the ICP Filing) has been filed with MIIT through Alibaba Cloud, and you want to host a new website on an Alibaba Cloud ECS instance in a mainland China region.

  • Change the ICP Filing information
    If you have completed an ICP Filing through the Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing system, and want to change the information of the filing subject (such as the name or license number of the organization) or of the website (such as adding or removing a domain name), you can change the information on the Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing system.

  • Claim an ICP Filing from HiChina
    Your ICP Filing was completed before June 2010 through HiChina ICP Filing system, and the ICP Filing information was neither transferred to other service providers nor to your Alibaba Cloud account. In this case, you must claim your ICP Filing.

  • Cancel an ICP Filing
    If you do not use your website filed through Alibaba Cloud, you must cancel the filing (of the subject/website) or cancel the ICP Filing transfer. If you want to cancel one of the multiple domain names bound to a website, do not cancel the website’s ICP Filing; rather, delete this domain name by changing the website information.

Additionally, you must apply for the Public Security Bureau (PSB) Filing and ICP Commercial License from the relevant authorities.

  • PSB Filing: According to Computer Information Network and Internet Security, Protection and Management Regulations, within 30 days of opening a website successfully filed with MIIT, a PSB Filing application must be submitted through National Public Security Authorities Internet Website Security Management Service Platform.

  • ICP Commercial License: An online sales platform or third-party sales website for products or services must obtain a business license from a local industrial and commercial administration, and an ICP Commercial License from the local communications administration. Contact your local authorities for what documents you must prepare and what filing procedures you must follow. You can check the the MIIT filing management system (www.miitbeian.gov.cn) for information of the provincial administrations.

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