We recommend that you understand the basics of ICP registration and prepare for it in advance to save time for the ICP registration and to successfully obtain it.

Different local authorities may have different requirements for documents and materials for registration. We recommend that you understand the ICP registration regulations of administrations from different provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities, or you can go to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) ICP Registration Management System to learn more details.

Domain name

You need to fill in the domain name of your website for ICP registration. Domain names must meet the following requirements:

The domain name for registration must be within its validity, approved by MIIT, and real-name authenticated. Administrations verify the domain name information for registration. For more information about the requirements, see Website domain name verification for ICP registration and FAQ about domain names.

Note The International Site of Alibaba Cloud (alibabacloud.com) only provides international domain names. Therefore, domain names registered through alibabacloud.com cannot be ICP registered. If you need to use Alibaba Cloud domain names, register and use the Domains service from the China site of Alibaba Cloud (aliyun.com).

Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS)

To obtain ICP registration through Alibaba Cloud, you need to purchase an Alibaba Cloud ECS instance that has been deployed within Mainland China, that has a subscription of at least three months, and that has public network bandwidth assigned. If the remaining time before your ECS instance expires cannot meet the requirements for ICP registration, renew your subscription. See FAQ about Alibaba Cloud Server and ICP Registration if you have questions on the Alibaba Cloud servers and ICP registration.

Materials for ICP registration

Upload clear photos or color copies of the following materials.

Type Documents
Personal registration Required materials:
  • Identification card
  • Checklist of Authenticity of Website Information for ICP Registration
Other materials:

Other supporting materials that are required according to the ICP registration regulations of the local administrations such as domain certificates Follow the instructions on your registration page and upload the corresponding materials.

Organizational registration Required materials:
  • Organization registration documents
  • Identification cards of the administrators that are in charge of the ICP registration and the website
  • Checklist of Authenticity of Website Information for ICP Registration
Other materials:

Other supporting materials that are required according to ICP registration regulations of the local administrations such as domain certificates and letters of authorization from the legal representative. Follow the instructions on your registration page and upload the corresponding materials as required.

Note You can download the Checklist of Authenticity of Website Information for ICP Registration.