Domain name information verification

Last Updated: May 14, 2018

To fully implement the Counter-terrorism Law of the People’s Republic of China, Cybersecurity Law of the People’s Republic of China, Regulation on Internet Information Service of the People’s Republic of China, Measures for the Administration of Internet Domain Names, and other laws, regulations, and rules, and to further regulate the use of domain names by Internet information service providers, domain names used for Internet information must be registered in compliance with the relevant laws and regulations effective from January 1, 2018. Specifically, the domain name registrant of an individual ICP Filing must be the person himself, and the domain name registrant of an enterprise ICP Filing must be the enterprise (including shareholders), the primary enterprise owner, or the legal representative.

When your ICP Filing information is submitted to the competent communications administration for review, the domain name information will be verified. If the domain name information verification fails, the ICP Filing fails.

In addition, Alibaba Cloud regularly checks the status of the domain names used by Internet information service providers. If nonexistent domain names, expired domain names, domain names without owner information, and other such problems are found, ICP Filing services for such domain names will be stopped in accordance with the requirements of the relevant communication authorities.

To guarantee that your website domain name can be filed successfully, make sure the required information is complete.

Domain name verification start time

From 00:00 January 1, 2018, the relevant provincial/municipal authorities perform domain name verification to all submitted ICP Filing applications.

Domain name verification rules

The domain name verification is successful only when the following criteria are met:

  • The top-level domain name must be approved by the Chinese authority.

    See the approval information of domain name registries from the MIIT website: http://www.miit.gov.cn/n1146285/n1146352/n3054355/n3057709/n3057722/c4377447/content.html.
  • The domain name provider must receive the approved certificate from the Chinese authority.

    You can look up nationally-approved domain name registrars on the MIIT website: http://www.miit.gov.cn/n1146285/n1146352/n3054355/n3057709/n3057722/c4416816/content.html.

  • The domain name must be in its validity period.

    You can query domain name information using Alibaba Cloud WHOIS.

  • The domain name has passed the real-name authentication.

    Note: The Domains service of Alibaba Cloud International (alibabacloud.com) is not registered as a Chinese domain name service provider, so domain names registered from Alibaba Cloud International cannot be used for ICP Filing. You can register domain names for ICP Filing from the Chinese site of Alibaba Cloud (aliyun.com).

    If you are not an Alibaba Cloud domain name user, consult your domain name service provider.

  • The ICP Filing subject information must be consistent with the domain name registrant (domain name holder) information.

    • Individual ICP Filing: The information of the ICP Filing subject must be consistent with the domain name registrant (domain name holder) information (name, document type, and document number).

    • Non-individual ICP Filing: The information of the ICP Filing subject (the subject or the subject administrator) must be consistent with the domain name registrant (domain name holder) information (name, document type, and document number). If the domain name registrant’s real-name authentication information is inconsistent with the subject administrator information, you can provide relevant evidential materials to the ICP Filing system (only supported by certain provinces/municipalities).

      ICP filing type Domain name verification scope Remarks
      New ICP Filing All domain names are verified. None
      New websites for ICP Filing All domain names of the website are verified. None
      Filing information change New domain names are verified. None
      Transfer an ICP Filing
      • Transferring an ICP Filing for a website domain name completed before January 1, 2018 requires no domain name verification.

      • Transferring an ICP Filing for a Website domain name completed after January 1, 2018 requires domain name verification.
      None
      Cancel an ICP Filing subject Domain name verification is not performed. After the ICP Filing is canceled, if you resubmit the website domain name for ICP Filing, it must undergo domain name verification.
      Cancel a website filing Website domain name verification is not performed. After the ICP Filing is canceled, if you resubmit the website domain name for ICP Filing, it must undergo domain name verification.
      Cancel an ICP Filing transfer Website domain name verification is not performed. After the ICP Filing transfer is canceled, if you want to transfer it again, the domain name must undergo verification.

Domain name holder ownership statement template

If you are required to upload a statement for your domain name ownership, click here to download the template (only available in Chinese).

Reasons for domain name verification failure

If a domain name does not pass the verification, possible reasons are as follows:

  • You may not receive the approval for the top-level domain name from the MIIT.
    Solution: Contact your domain name registrar for solutions.

  • Your domain name registrar may not have received the approval from the MIIT.
    Solution: Contact your domain name registrar for solutions.

  • The validity period of your domain name has expired.
    Solution: Contact your domain name registrar to confirm the situation and renew your domain name.

  • You have not completed real-name authentication for your domain name.
    Solution: Complete domain name real-name authentication and make sure the information is consistent with the information of the ICP Filing subject or the subject administrator. If you are an Alibaba Cloud domain name user, log on to the Alibaba Cloud domain name console to complete real-name authentication.

  • You have completed real-name authentication for your domain name, but it has not been recorded in the MIIT system. Domain name real-name authentication information recording takes about two business days.
    Solution: Resubmit your ICP Filing application after you confirm with your domain name registrar that your domain name has been recorded in the MIIT system.

  • Your ICP Filing subject information is not consistent with the domain name real-name information.
    Solution: Change the domain name information or ICP Filing subject information. If you are an Alibaba Cloud domain name user, log on to the Alibaba Cloud domain name console to change the domain name information.

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