An ICP Filing, known in Chinese as “Bei’An”, is the first level of ICP certification. All websites hosted in mainland China must be ICP filed with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). After obtaining an ICP Filing license, the licensee is eligible to host a website on a China-based hosting server or CDN, but cannot integrate e-commerce features or online payments. As an ICP Filing does not permit the licensee to engage in direct online sales, the licensed website must only be used for informational purposes.
An ICP Commercial License, known as “ICP Zheng” in Chinese, allows online platforms or third-party sellers of goods and services to deploy their website on a hosting server or CDN within mainland China. To apply for an ICP Commercial License, you must first obtain an ICP Filing. After obtaining both an ICP Filing and ICP Commercial License, the licensee is eligible to launch a website with e-commerce and online payment integration on a server or CDN based in mainland China.
If you have obtained an ICP license for a domain name with another server provider, and now you want to bind the domain name or the sub-domains with Alibaba Cloud servers, you must transfer the ICP Filing license to Alibaba Cloud.
Change the recorded information of the ICP Filing subject or the filed websites.
The ICP Filing subject, once filed ICP records through Alibaba Cloud, now has a new website hosted on an ECS instance to be ICP filed.
The owner, once filed ICP records through another service provider, now has a new website hosted on an ECS instance to be ICP filed.
The domain name was successfully filed for ICP record through HiChina before June 2010, and now the owner wants to claim the domain name ICP Filing record by using an Alibaba Cloud account.
An ICP service code is used as a verification code to verify that the website is hosted on an Alibaba Cloud server. You can apply for an ICP service code for your instance from ICP No. Application.
Each ICP number has a dedicated password. You are prompted to enter the ICP Filing password from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to change an ICP Filing information or cancel an ICP Filing at the time of application submission.
If an ICP Filing subject or a domain name is no longer valid or used, you must cancel the ICP Filing information through the following two types:
If you cancel an ICP Filing transfer-in, the association between your filing information and Alibaba Cloud is deleted, Alibaba Cloud does not serve as your service provider any more, and the domain name does not point to an Alibaba Cloud server. However, your ICP number with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is still effective. Contact your server provider in use to submit the application for ICP Filing transfer. Otherwise, your filing information may be deregistered by the competent authority.