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 Liaoning.

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
    • Enterprises and organizations must use original business licenses or copies thereof to apply for ICP filings. The annual review stamp is not required for business licenses.
    • The website administrator must be a Chinese citizen.
    • The contact information of the entity leader and that of the website administrator cannot be exchanged.
    • If the legal representative is a foreign national or a resident of Hong Kong, Macao, or Taiwan, China, the legal representative must delegate the application to a Chinese agent who holds an ID card issued in the Chinese mainland and provide a letter of authorization for the agent.
    • After the website is launched, the ICP filing number must be displayed in the lower part of the website pages. In addition, the ICP filing number must be linked to the ICP filing platform of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
    • From 00:00:00 on January 1, 2018, the relevant authorities started to perform domain name verification for all submitted 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.
    • An entity leader or website administrator can apply for an ICP filing only after the entity leader or website administrator reaches 14 years old.
    • If the legal representative is a Chinese resident, the role of entity leader can be assigned to others to apply for an ICP filing. An authorization letter from the legal representative must be provided. However, if your website involves financial content, the entity leader must be the legal representative. The role of entity leader cannot be assigned to others.
  • 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.
  • 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 complete, 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 app 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 obtained an ICP filing number 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. After you cancel your ICP filing, your website cannot be accessed. We recommend that you apply for a new ICP filing at the earliest opportunity.
      • If the new enterprise or organization is related to the original enterprise or organization, you must provide a certificate of change issued by the administration of industry and commerce. During the information change period, the website for which you have obtained an ICP filing number is not affected and can be accessed.

        Three types of certificates of changes are supported. If the ICP filing entity is an enterprise, you must apply for a certificate of change issued by the administration of 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

    You may 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 entity leader information, the domicile indicated in the identity documents, and 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.
    • The entity name and the certificate number must be consistent with those in the original ICP filing information. If not, you must modify the ICP filing information or cancel the ICP filing at the original service provider and then apply for an ICP filing again.

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
    • Chinese citizens must use their ID cards to apply for ICP filings. Individuals whose ID cards are not issued in Liaoning Province cannot apply for ICP filings.
    • An individual can apply for an ICP filing only after the individual reaches 16 years old. An individual whose age is in the range of 16 to 18 years old must provide an employment certificate to apply for an ICP filing.
    • After the website is launched, the ICP filing number must be displayed in the lower part of the website pages. In addition, the ICP filing number must be linked to the ICP filing platform of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
    • From 00:00:00 on January 1, 2018, the relevant authorities started to perform domain name verification for all submitted 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.
  • Required materials

    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.

  • 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 complete, 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 app 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 obtained an ICP filing number 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 of the organization.

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

    You may 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 entity leader information, the domicile indicated in the identity documents, and 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.
    • The entity name and the certificate number must be consistent with those in the original ICP filing information. If not, you must modify the ICP filing information or cancel the ICP filing at the original service provider and then apply for an ICP filing again.