If your website domain name has been ICP filed through another service provider and now your website is hosted by an Alibaba Cloud server, you must transfer your ICP Filing license to Alibaba Cloud.

Two types of ICP license transfer:

If you no longer use the Alibaba Cloud server to host your website, you must cancel the ICP Filing transfer.

  • Transferring an existing ICP Filing license, you only add Alibaba Cloud as your service provider. The other filed information remains unchanged.

  • Your ICP Filing data at previous service provider is not affected. You can use the servers of both service providers.

  • You must follow the local ICP Filing regulations.

  • If the subject information has been filed with Alibaba Cloud and you want to transfer a website domain name of this subject filed through another service provider to Alibaba Cloud, you must log on to the Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing system with the Alibaba Cloud account with which you submitted your old ICP Filing application.  If you are a HiChina ICP Filing platform user, you must import your ICP Filing information from the  HiChina ICP Filing platform to Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing system first. For more information about HiChina platform, see ICP Filing system FAQs.

  • After successful transfer, if your contact information is changed, you must modify the ICP Filing contact information.

Transfer an ICP Filing

  1. Log on to the Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing System (only available in Chinese).
  2. Enter the subject information and the domain name correctly, and click Verify Filing Type.
    You must enter the exactly same information of your ICP Filing.

  3. Verify your Alibaba Cloud ECS instance.

    For Product Type, select Alibaba Cloud and verify the instance by an ICP Filing service code. You apply an ICP Filing service code from the ICP Filing page in the Alibaba Cloud console. For more information about ICP Filing service code application, see Apply for ICP Filing service codes.

  4. Verify your ICP Filing password issued by the MIIT.

    If you forget you ICP Filing password, you can retrieve it from the MIIT website (http://www.miitbeian.gov.cn only available in Chinese).  See How can I retrieve my MIIT ICP Filing password.

  5. Enter the information of the ICP Filing subject and website administrators.

    Make sure that you enter the correct information, and the contact email address and phone numbers are in service.

  6. Upload the required identification documents, and click Submit.
    • Upload scanned copies or photos of the required documents.

    • Click Download  to download the corresponding template of the authenticity statement, and upload it after you fill out the form according to the instruction.

    • If the local administration requires domain name certificates, contact your domain name provider for your domain name certificates.

    If you file with the communications administration of Guangdong, Chongqing, Liaoning, Anhui, and Fujian, you can use Alibaba Cloud app to upload documents and verify the website administrator. For more information, see Document uploading FAQs.

    After you submit your ICP Filing information for Alibaba Cloud review, make sure that your phone number is in service and the call is answered during the normal working hours in China. If we find any problem , we contact you by the phone number in your ICP Filing information.
  7. After your information passes Alibaba Cloud review, log on to the Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing system to upload a picture of the website administrator as required for verification.

    Note for Shanghai users:  Shanghai Communications Administration requires that ICP Filing applicants in Shanghai  must use Shanghai Communications Administration app (only available in Chinese) to verity the website administrator. For more information, see Using Shanghai communications administration app to verify the website administrator.

    For other regions, ICP applicants can select one of several designated places, which are scattered in most major cities in China, to take an official photo as part of the application process. This rule demands the applicants to physically present in China long enough to have a picture taken. However, Alibaba Cloud can make it easier. You can apply for an official background (that is, “photo backdrop”) from the document uploading page of your ICP Filing process. Click Enter Your Address, and enter an address in mainland China. Alibaba Cloud can mail the photo backdrop to any region in mainland China. The website administrator takes a picture in front of the backdrop and upload the picture. Do not wear in red or blue when taking the picture.

    For more information, see Website administrator verification FAQs.

    After receiving eligible pictures and approving your application, Alibaba Cloud submits the application to the communications administration for approval. You are notified by an email and a text message.

  8. Verify the mobile phone number of the subject and website administrators. Currently, mobile phone verification is supported in Tianjin, Gansu, Tibet, Ningxia, Hainan, Xinjiang, and Qinghai. Other provinces do not require mobile phone number verification.

    If you apply for ICP Filing in these regions, you will receive a text message (in Chinese) from the MIIT in five minutes after you get a notification from Alibaba Cloud.

    You must follow the message to verify your mobile phone number within 48 hours. If you have not finish the verification in 48 hours, your ICP Filing application will be rejected.

    For more information about mobile phone number verification, see Mobile phone number verification for ICP Filing.

The local communications administration may take 3 to 20 workdays to review your ICP Filing information.

The review result is sent to you by a text message and an email. You can view your ICP Filing status in the Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing system.

After your ICP Filing information passes the local communications administration review, resolve your domain name and direct it to your Alibaba Cloud  ECS instances.

Transfer another ICP Filing

  1. Log on to the Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing System (only available in Chinese).
  2. Click Transfer Another ICP Filing.

    If the button is not displayed, the reason may be that you already have an ICP Filing order in process. You must finish that order or withdraw it before submitting another application.

  3. Follow the system process: verify your ECS instance, verify your ICP Filing password, enter the subject and website information, upload documents and a picture of the website administrator, verify your mobile phone number.

    See the step 3,4,5,6,7,8 of Transfer an ICP Filing.

Cancel an ICP Filing transfer

  1. Log on to the Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing System (only available in Chinese).
  2. Click Cancel ICP Filing Transfer on the ICP Filing information page.

  3. Click Confirm.
  4. Verify your identity. In the pop-up dialog box, click Send Verification Code. The verification code will be sent to your mobile phone number. After you enter the verification code that you received, click OK.
  5. Enter the ICP Filing password issued by MIIT and confirm the cancel operation. If you forget you ICP Filing password, you can retrieve it from the MIIT website. See How can I retrieve my MIIT ICP Filing password.
Only the association of your filing information with Alibaba Cloud is canceled. The ICP Filing number remains valid.  You must transfer your ICP Filing information to your new service provider immediately.