To build a website that can provide services properly, you need to specify the corresponding instance, service provider, website information, and entity information to apply for an ICP filing. You must submit the required information for verification to ensure the authenticity and security of the services provided by your website. This topic describes the restrictions that may apply when you apply for an ICP filing in the Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing system.

Type Item Restrictions
Instance and service provider Instance location If you want to obtain an ICP filing for your domain name through the Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing system, purchase an Alibaba Cloud instance that is located in Mainland China.
Cross-province ICP filing
  • Organizations cannot apply for an ICP filing across provinces.
  • Individuals that need to apply for an ICP filing across provinces must submit a copy of the residence permit of the corresponding province as required. Some provincial administrations support this method. You can also choose another province to apply for an ICP filing.
Instance

If you need to obtain an ICP filing for your domain name through the Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing system, you must purchase an Alibaba Cloud instance that is located in Mainland China. You can purchase the following Alibaba Cloud instances to apply for an ICP filing:

  • Elastic Compute Service (ECS): The subscription duration must be or more than three months, with a public network bandwidth assigned.
  • Web Hosting: The subscription duration must be or more than three months (including renewal).
  • Simple Application Server:The subscription duration must be or more than three months (including renewal).
  • Elastic Web Hosting: The subscription duration must be or more than six months (including renewal).
  • Network Address Translation (NAT) Gateway: The subscription duration must be or more than one month.
  • IPv6 Translation Service:The subscription duration must be or more than one month.
  • Edge Node Service (ENS):The subscription duration must be or more than three months (including renewal).
  • Instances from Alibaba Cloud Marketplace for website building: The initial subscription duration of the instance must be or more than 12 months, and the amount of a single order must be no less than RMB 99.
  • IoT package: The subscription duration must be or more than six months, and the amount of a single order must be no less than RMB 90.
Service identification number
  • You can apply for up to five service identification numbers for each ECS instance.
  • You can apply for up to five service identification numbers for each Web Hosting instance.
  • You can apply for up to five service identification numbers for each Simple Application Server instance.
  • You can apply for up to five service identification numbers for each Elastic Web Hosting instance. Depending on your Alibaba Cloud account, you can apply for up to five service identification numbers for each Alibaba Cloud account.
  • You can apply for up to two service identification numbers for each NAT Gateway instance.
  • You can apply for up to two service identification numbers for each IPv6 Translation Service instance.
  • You can apply for up to five service identification numbers for each ENS instance.
  • You can apply for one service identification number for each instance from Alibaba Cloud Marketplace for website building and use the service identification number to apply for an ICP filing for one website.
  • You can apply for up to one service identification number for each IoT package.
Note
  • If you have already used the service identification number and obtained an ICP filing, you cannot use the same service identification number again. You can apply for only one service identification number for each instance from Alibaba Cloud Marketplace for website building. You cannot apply for a new service identification number for the same instance.

  • You can apply for only a limited quantity of service identification numbers for each instance. You cannot increase the upper limit by renewing the instance. If the quantity of service identification numbers reaches the upper limit, purchase a new instance for more identification numbers.
Website information Website name Name your website according to the naming rules.
Pre-approval If the content of your website involves information about industries that require pre-approvals, obtain a pre-approval from the specified authority before you apply for an ICP filing.
Alibaba Cloud CDN If your website hosted on an instance in Mainland China uses Alibaba Cloud CDN to accelerate content delivery in Mainland China or global regions, you must obtain an ICP filing for the CDN acceleration domain name.
Domain name
  • The top-level domain (TLD) of the domain name that needs an ICP filing must be approved by the MIIT.
  • The registrar must be approved by the MIIT.
  • The domain name must be valid.
  • You must complete the real-name verification process for the domain name.
  • For enterprise ICP filings in some provinces, the name of the entity can be the same as the name of the legal representative. Other scenarios require the registrant information to be consistent with the entity information. For more information about ICP regulations of different provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities, see ICP filing regulations of MIIT in different regions.
  • Beginning from April 22, 2019, each website can apply for an ICP filing for only one domain name. You cannot change or add domain names for your website when modifying the information of the website involved in the ICP filing. If you have multiple domain names, you must file them for multiple websites.
  • Beginning from April 22, 2019, you can change an existing domain name that has been filed as follows:
  • Beginning from April 22, 2019, all provinces have restrictions on the number of websites for which domain names can be filed by the entity when it applies for an initial ICP filing or adds a website.
Websites accessible through IP addresses only You cannot apply for an ICP filing for these websites through the Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing system. You can apply for an ICP filing through the Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing system for domain names only.
Website content
  • The website cannot contain illegal content.
  • If the content of the website contains information about an industry or enterprise, you cannot apply for an individual ICP filing.
Entity information Entity Each Alibaba Cloud account supports only one entity that can be an organization or an individual. However, an entity can apply for ICP filings for multiple websites, except in Hubei and Hunan provinces.