Regulations for Internet Content Provider (ICP) filing and the materials required to apply for an ICP filing vary based on the communications administration in each province, autonomous region, or municipality. This topic describes the ICP filing regulations of the communications administration in Jiangsu.

Enterprises or organizations

If the ICP filing entity is an enterprise or organization, you can understand the ICP filing regulations and prepare the required materials based on the following instructions:

  • Important regulations
    • The entity leader or website administrator of an ICP filing application must be the legal representative of the entity. Otherwise, an electronic copy of the authorization letter must be provided. In addition, the entity leader and the website administrator must be the same person.
    • The Letter of Commitment on the Authenticity of ICP Filing Information must be provided, and the Statement of Responsibility for the Authenticity of ICP Filing Information must be read and signed. If you upload materials on an app, the system generates some information by default. This helps prevent your application from being rejected due to invalid information entered. Download and upload the necessary materials as prompted.
      Note
      • The website administrator must print the Statement of Responsibility for the Authenticity of ICP Filing Information, handwrite the last paragraph on the two lines at the bottom, and then sign the statement. The statement does not need to be affixed with the seals of the entity.
      • After you download the Letter of Commitment on the Authenticity of ICP Filing Information, you need only to sign the name and date. The system generates the other information by default.
    • From June 1, 2021, the website administrator must record and upload a video of reading the Letter of Commitment on the Authenticity of ICP Filing Information in the following scenarios: apply for an ICP filing for the first time (the entity is also filed for the first time), register a new website at Alibaba Cloud (the entity has been filed), add Alibaba Cloud to the ICP filing information as a service provider, and modify the ICP filing information (including the name and certificate number of the entity, entity leader information, and website administrator information). Take note of the rules described in the following table on the video to be uploaded.
      Note
      • During the preliminary review of the ICP filing application, Alibaba Cloud makes a phone call to notify you of the demand for the statement and the letter of commitment in electronic form and the video. Make sure that the phone call can be answered.
      • From June 1, 2021, the statement, the letter of commitment, and the video must be supplemented if the ICP filing information has not been submitted to the Jiangsu communications administration. During the preliminary review, make sure that the phone calls from Alibaba Cloud are not missed because the reviewer will notify you if the preceding materials are required.
      • For more information about the regulations that are issued by the Jiangsu communications administration, see Notes on the improvement of information authenticity verification for ICP filing.
      Requirement Item Description
      Requirements for the video file File format Commonly used formats such as MP4, AVI, MPEG, MOV, and WMV are supported.
      File size The video file can be up to 50 MB in size.
      Video resolution The video must be clear and explicit. No other limits are imposed.
      Requirements for the video content Role in the video The video must be recorded by the website administrator that is specified in the ICP filing information.
      Video background and dress code The video must be recorded in a well-lit environment. The website administrator must be properly dressed in seasonal clothes. Accessories, such as sunglasses, hats, and masks, that cover the face are not allowed.
      Video content The website administrator needs to read or dictate the content in the Letter of Commitment on the Authenticity of ICP Filing Information.

      Example: My name is James and I am applying for ICP filings for my domain names such as example.com and example.org. I promise that the ICP filing information I provide is valid and authentic and I am responsible for the information authenticity. James. June 1, 2021.

      Note
      • The website administrator does not need to hold the printed letter of commitment in hand during video recording. If the website administrator wants to read the letter of commitment, the website administrator must make sure that the paper does not cover the face.
      • If multiple domain names are involved, the website administrator can refer to the following example to state the domain names and then record the printed letter of commitment after the website administrator reads or dictates the content in the letter of commitment.

        Example: I am applying for ICP filings for all the domain names listed in this letter of commitment, such as example.com.

    • If a website has been filed, the issued ICP filing number must be displayed on the website pages that correspond to the domain name and linked to the ICP filing platform of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). The copyright of the website must belong to the enterprise or organization that applies for the ICP filing.
    • Enterprises and organizations can use certificates such as business licenses to apply for ICP filings.
    • An enterprise or organization can apply for an ICP filing only after the legal representative of the enterprise or organization reaches 16 years old. A legal representative whose age is in the range of 16 to 18 years old must provide an employment certificate or income certificate.
    • From 00:00:00 on January 1, 2018, the relevant authorities started to perform domain name verification for all submitted website ICP filing applications.
    • The domain name must be valid for no less than three months.
    • The name of the registrant must be consistent with that of the enterprise or organization, or the legal representative.
    • For more information about how to name a website registered by an organization, see the "Appendix 1: Naming format of a website registered by an organization" section of the Specify website information for the ICP filing application of a single website topic at the Alibaba Cloud China site (aliyun.com).
  • Required materials
    • An electronic color photo of the original valid certificate of the enterprise or organization, such as an electronic copy of the business license.
    • An electronic color photo of the original valid identity document of the entity leader, such as an electronic copy of the ID card.
    • An electronic color photo of the original valid identity document of the website administrator, such as an electronic copy of the ID card.
    • If the certificate type is an ID card, make sure that it is valid for more than three months.
    • Website construction proposal (optional): If the number of domain name prefixes is greater than or equal to 30, you must provide a website construction proposal for each domain name.
  • Procedure for ICP filing application

    You must understand all the relevant information and make preparations for the ICP filing application. For more information, see Overview. After the preparations are completed, you can log on to the Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing system by using your on-premises machine, or you can log on to the Alibaba Cloud application by using your mobile phone to apply for an ICP filing.

  • Regulations for modifying ICP filing information

    If you want to modify the entity information or website information after you have applied for an ICP filing for your website, you can perform the operation based on the following regulations:

    • Enterprise ICP filings cannot be changed to individual ICP filings.
    • If your enterprise or organization name changes, and you need to modify the ICP filing information, take note of the following regulations:
      • If the new enterprise or organization is not related to the original enterprise or organization, you must cancel the original ICP filing and apply for a new one.
      • If the new enterprise or organization is related to the original enterprise or organization, you must provide a certificate of change issued by the industry and commerce department.

        Three types of certificates of changes are provided. If the ICP filing entity is an enterprise or organization, you must apply for a certificate of change issued by the administrative authorities for industry and commerce. If the ICP filing entity is a public institution or government agency, you must provide an official letter issued by the senior department.

  • Regulations for adding Alibaba Cloud to the ICP filing information as a service provider

    Assume that you have obtained ICP filing numbers for the entity and domain name based on another service provider, but you want to change the service provider to Alibaba Cloud or add Alibaba Cloud as a new service provider. In this case, you can add Alibaba Cloud to the ICP information based on the following regulations:

    • The certificate number, entity leader information, domicile indicated in the identity documents, and mailing address must comply with the regulations of the local communications administration. Such information can be modified after Alibaba Cloud is added to the ICP filing information as a service provider.
    • The name of the enterprise or organization must be consistent with the original ICP filing information submitted to the MIIT. Otherwise, you must first modify the ICP filing information at the original service provider, or cancel the original ICP filing and apply for a new one

Individuals

If the ICP filing entity is an individual, you can understand the ICP filing regulations and prepare the required materials based on the following instructions:

  • Important regulations
    • The domicile indicated in the identity documents must be in the Jiangsu province. Otherwise, you must upload an electronic copy of a temporary residence permit or a residence permit of the Jiangsu province. If the residence permit is not issued in the year when you apply for an ICP filing, an electronic copy of the verification certificate from public security bureaus must be provided.
    • The Letter of Commitment on the Authenticity of ICP Filing Information must be provided, and the Statement of Responsibility for the Authenticity of ICP Filing Information must be read and signed. If you upload materials on an app, the system generates some information by default. This helps prevent your application from being rejected due to invalid information entered. Download and upload the necessary materials as prompted.
      Note
      • The website administrator must print the Statement of Responsibility for the Authenticity of ICP Filing Information, handwrite the last paragraph on the two lines at the bottom, and then sign the statement. The statement does not need to be affixed with the seals of the entity.
      • After you download the Letter of Commitment on the Authenticity of ICP Filing Information, you need only to sign the name and date. The system generates the other information by default.
    • From June 1, 2021, the website administrator must record and upload a video of reading the Letter of Commitment on the Authenticity of ICP Filing Information in the following scenarios: apply for an ICP filing for the first time (the entity is also filed for the first time), register a new website at Alibaba Cloud (the entity has been filed), add Alibaba Cloud to the ICP filing information as a service provider, and modify the ICP filing information (including the name and certificate number of the entity, entity leader information, and website administrator information). Take note of the rules described in the following table on the video to be uploaded.
      Note
      • During the preliminary review of the ICP filing application, Alibaba Cloud makes a phone call to notify you of the demand for the statement and the letter of commitment in electronic form and the video. Make sure that the phone call can be answered.
      • From June 1, 2021, the statement, the letter of commitment, and the video must be supplemented if the ICP filing information has not been submitted to the Jiangsu communications administration. During the preliminary review, make sure that the phone calls from Alibaba Cloud are not missed because the reviewer will notify you if the preceding materials are required.
      • For more information about the regulations that are issued by the Jiangsu communications administration, see Notes on the improvement of information authenticity verification for ICP filing.
      Requirement Item Description
      Requirements for the video file File format Commonly used formats such as MP4, AVI, MPEG, MOV, and WMV are supported.
      File size The video file can be up to 50 MB in size.
      Video resolution The video must be clear and explicit. No other limits are imposed.
      Requirements for the video content Role in the video The video must be recorded by the website administrator that is specified in the ICP filing information.
      Video background and dress code The video must be recorded in a well-lit environment. The website administrator must be properly dressed in seasonal clothes. Accessories, such as sunglasses, hats, and masks, that cover the face are not allowed.
      Video content The website administrator needs to read or dictate the content in the Letter of Commitment on the Authenticity of ICP Filing Information.

      Example: My name is James and I am applying for ICP filings for my domain names such as example.com and example.org. I promise that the ICP filing information I provide is valid and authentic and I am responsible for the information authenticity. James. June 1, 2021.

      Note
      • The website administrator does not need to hold the printed letter of commitment in hand during video recording. If the website administrator wants to read the letter of commitment, the website administrator must make sure that the paper does not cover the face.
      • If multiple domain names are involved, the website administrator can refer to the following example to state the domain names and then record the printed letter of commitment after the website administrator reads or dictates the content in the letter of commitment.

        Example: I am applying for ICP filings for all the domain names listed in this letter of commitment, such as example.com.

    • After the website is launched, the ICP filing number must be displayed in the lower part of the website page. In addition, the ICP filing number must be linked to the ICP filing platform of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
    • An enterprise or organization can apply for an ICP filing only after the legal representative of the enterprise or organization reaches 16 years old. A legal representative whose age is in the range of 16 to 18 years old must provide an employment certificate or income certificate.
    • From 00:00:00 on January 1, 2018, the relevant authorities started to perform domain name verification for all submitted website ICP filing applications.
    • The domain name must be valid for no less than three months.
    • The name of the registrant must be consistent with that of the ICP filing entity.
    • For more information about how to name a website registered by an individual, see Naming format of a website registered by an individual in the ICP filing documentation at the Alibaba Cloud China site (aliyun.com).
  • Required materials
    • Website construction proposal (optional): If the number of domain name prefixes is greater than or equal to 10, you must provide a website construction proposal for each domain name.
    • An electronic copy of the original valid identity document of the individual, such as a color photo of the original ID card. If the certificate type is an ID card, make sure that it is valid for more than three months.
    • An electronic copy of the residence permit, which is not required in all cases. If the identity documents are not issued by authorities in the local province, autonomous region, or municipality, you must upload a residence permit.
  • Procedure for applying for an ICP filing

    You must understand all the relevant information and make preparations for the ICP filing application. For more information, see Overview. After the preparations are completed, you can log on to the Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing system by using your on-premises machine, or you can log on to the Alibaba Cloud application by using your mobile phone to apply for an ICP filing.

  • Regulations for modifying ICP filing information

    If you want to modify the entity information or website information after you have applied for an ICP filing for your website, you can perform the operation based on the following regulations:

    The ICP filing of an individual cannot be changed to that of another individual. If an individual who has obtained an ICP filing number is the legal representative of an organization, the individual ICP filing can be changed to an ICP filing for the organization.

  • Regulations for adding Alibaba Cloud to the ICP filing information as a service provider

    Assume that you have obtained ICP filing numbers for the entity and domain name based on another service provider, but you want to change the service provider to Alibaba Cloud or add Alibaba Cloud as a new service provider. In this case, you can add Alibaba Cloud to the ICP information based on the following regulations:

    • The name of the ICP filing entity and the certificate number must be consistent with the original ICP filing information submitted to the MIIT. Otherwise, you must first modify the ICP filing information at the original service provider, or cancel the original ICP filing and apply for a new one
    • The mailing address must comply with the regulations of the local communications administration. Such information can be modified after Alibaba Cloud is added to the ICP filing information as a service provider.
    • If a website has been filed, the issued ICP filing number must be displayed on the website pages and linked to the ICP filing platform of the MIIT.