Mobile phone number verification for ICP Filing

Last Updated: Jan 08, 2018

According to the “Special Action Notice of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on the Implementation of Basic Management of the Internet” (MIIT information management letter [2016] No. 485), the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) launches the text message verification for the mobile phone numbers of the subject and website administrators. This means that, when the ICP Filing information is approved and submitted by Alibaba Cloud to the competent authority for review, the subject administrator and/or website administrator receive a verification code text message sent by the MIIT to the mobile phone number provided in the filing information. The administrator must complete the text message verification within 48 hours. Currently, this system is piloted in Tianjin, Gansu, Tibet, Ningxia, Hainan, Xinjiang, and Qinghai. Users who submit ICP Filing applications to the communications administrations in these seven provinces must complete text message verification before the application can be admitted into the system of the provincial/municipal communication administrations for review. After receiving the text message verification code, promptly log on to the website of the provincial/municipal communications administration (only available in Chinese) and enter the verification information to complete verification. If users fail to verify the mobile phone number within 48 hours, the filing information is rejected.

Applicable provinces

Tianjin, Gansu, Tibet, Ningxia, Hainan, Xinjiang, and Qinghai

Mobile phone number verification platforms of the seven provinces

After MIIT sends a verification code to the mobile phone number you entered as Contact method 1 in the filing information, you must promptly access the website of the provincial communications administration (only available in Chinese) that reviews your ICP Filing information. Then, click ICP Filing Text Message Verification to go to the verification page. There, enter your ID document number, mobile phone number, and verification code to complete verification.

Addresses of text message verification platforms in pilot provinces:

Gansu:gscainfo.miitbeian.gov.cn

Tibet:xzcainfo.miitbeian.gov.cn

Ningxia:nxcainfo.miitbeian.gov.cn

Hainan:hncainfo.miitbeian.gov.cn

Xinjiang:xjcainfo.miitbeian.gov.cn

Qinghai:qhcainfo.miitbeian.gov.cn

Tianjin:tjcainfo.miitbeian.gov.cn

Authority URL

Verification code sending principles

  • For new ICP Filing, ICP Filing transfer, or ICP Filing information change, a verification code text message is sent to the mobile phone number of the relevant subject and/or website administrator.

  • If the subject administrator and website administrator are the same person, only one verification code is sent and one verification is required (the administrators are determined to be the same person if their mobile phone numbers are the same).

  • The verification code is only sent to the mobile phone number entered in the Contact method 1 field in the filing information.

  • If this phone number has been changed in the filing information, the verification code is sent to the new mobile phone number.

  • The verification code is a six-digit number.

  • Verification code sending frequency and interval:After you receive a notification that Alibaba Cloud has submitted your ICP Filing information to the communications administration, you receive the verification text message in about five minutes. The MIIT system resends the verification code at 12:00 on the next day. You can also go to the corresponding provincial/municipal authority’s website to manually resend the verification text message.

Verification code validity

The verification code is valid for 48 hours. Within 48 hours, you must go to the provincial/municipal authority websites, enter your ID document number, mobile phone number, and verification code to complete verification.

After you complete text message verification for your mobile phone, your ICP Filing information enters the authority’s review process.

If you do not complete verification within 48 hours or verification fails, your ICP Filing information is automatically returned to your service provider (Alibaba Cloud). In this case, you must resubmit the ICP Filing application and perform text message verification again. After you complete text message verification, your ICP Filing application information is delivered to the provincial/municipal authority for review.

Verification code sending number

China Telecom, China Unicom, and China Mobile users receive verification codes sent by a fixed number. No fixed verification code sending number for users of virtual carriers.

  • China Telecom: 106598051001

  • China Unicom: 10655113

  • China Mobile: 106575000130

  • The number used to send messages to virtual carrier numbers depends on the number type and the different carriers.

Verification type

ICP filing type Verification logic Remarks
New ICP Filing Verifies the subject administrator’s mobile phone number and the website administrator’s mobile phone number. If the subject administrator and website administrator are the same person, only one verification code is sent.
New website ICP Filing Verifies the website administrator’s mobile phone number.N/A
ICP Filing transfer Verifies the website administrator’s mobile phone number.
  • If your mobile phone number is changed, you must first change the number at your original service provider, and then perform the ICP Filing transfer.

  • If your website is an ‘empty shell’ website (with no service provider), you are unable to change your mobile phone number at the original service provider. In this case, you have to cancel the ICP Filing, and submit a new ICP Filing application.
ICP Filing information change Verifies the subject administrator’s mobile phone number or website administrator’s mobile phone number.
  • If the subject information changes, the subject administrator’s mobile phone number is verified.

  • If the website information changes, the website administrator’s mobile phone number is verified.
Cancel an ICP Filing subject Verifies the subject administrator’s mobile phone number.N/A
Cancel a website ICP Filing Verifies the website administrator’s mobile phone number.N/A
Cancel an ICP Filing transfer Verifies the website administrator’s mobile phone number.N/A

How do I perform text message verification?

After the mobile phone number to be verified receives the verification code text message from the MIIT, you must log on to the website of the relevant provincial/municipal authority (only available in Chinese) in time and complete text message verification.

  1. Access the website of the corresponding provincial/municipal authority (only available in Chinese) and click the ICP Filing Text Message Verification button on the page to go to the verification page.

    Authority URL

  2. Enter your verification code, mobile phone number, and the last six digits of your ID document number. Complete the captcha verification and then click Submit.

    Text message verification

    After you pass the verification, the system prompts that verification is complete. If your ICP Filing order has another mobile phone number that must be verified, repeat this process to verify the second number.

    Verification successfulNote:
  • If the information you enter is incorrect, or the three numbers (ID document number, mobile phone number, and verification code) do not match, the system cannot find the corresponding order. Then, the system prompts that it cannot find the record. In this case, check the information you entered and try again.

    Verification error
  • If the ID document number is entered incorrectly five times, the system prompts a text message to show that the verification failed. In this case, your ICP Filing application is rejected by the MIIT system.

    Verification failed

I did not receive a verification text message. What can I do?

After you receive the notification that Alibaba Cloud has submitted your ICP Filing information to the competent authority for review, generally, you receive the verification text message within five minutes. If you do not receive the text message after five minutes, check and make sure that:

  • Your mobile phone signal reception is normal.

  • You have not enabled text message blocking or installed anti-spam software.

Solutions

  • If you cannot receive text messages because your phone reception is poor, move to an area with good reception. Or, go to the website of the relevant authority and manually resend the verification text message, or wait until the MIIT system automatically resends the message at 12:00 the next day.

  • If you are using a spam message blocker or an anti-spam software, disable it. If you cannot disable the anti-spam function on your phone, switch your SIM card to another mobile phone.

  • If you accidently delete the verification text message, go to the website of the relevant provincial/municipal authority and manually resend the message. Or, you can wait for the MIIT system to automatically resend the message at 12:00 the next day.

If you do not complete text message verification within 48 hours, the ICP Filing system reject your ICP Filing application. In this case, you must resubmit your ICP Filing application.

How do I manually resend the verification text message?

  1. Access the website of the relevant provincial/municipal authority (only available in Chinese) and click the ICP Filing Text Message Verification button on the page.

    Authority URL

  2. Click Resend Text Message to go to the verification text message resending page. On this page, enter your mobile phone number and the last six digits of your ID document number. Complete the captcha verification and then click Submit.

    Resend text message

    Sent successfully notification: Your text message has been sent.

    Verification text message resent successfully

    Check your phone to retrieve the verification code and then complete verification on the website.
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