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 Beijing.

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 can use certificates such as business licenses to apply for ICP filings.
    • The entity leader must be the legal representative. Otherwise, electronic materials of an authorization letter from the legal representative and an electronic copy of both sides of the ID card of the legal representative, such as a color photo of the ID card, must be provided.
    • The administration office of Beijing supports the following domain names: .xin, .top, .mobi, .wang, .ren, .com, .cn, .net, .gov, .shop, .vip, .ltd, .biz, .club, .site, .xyz, .fun, .online, .tech, .store, .citic, .sohu, .link, .luxe, .love, .co, .bee, .law, .work, .art, .cc, .tv, .pub, .中国, .公司, .网络, .政务, .公益, .政务.CN, .公益.CN, .网址, .商城, .网店, .中信, .商标, .信息, .广东, .佛山, .集团, .我爱你, .手机, .购物, .在线, .中文网, .游戏, .企业, .娱乐, and .商店.
      Note Country-code top level domain names and domain names that are registered outside mainland China cannot be filed in Beijing. These domain names include .hk, .tw, .asia, .jp, .so, .me, .icu, .io, .win, and .org. If the communications administration in Beijing has new requirements, the domain names that can be filed in Beijing may change. Alibaba Cloud will update the documentation after it receives a notification.
    • The phone number and emergency contact information of the entity leader and those of the website administrator cannot be exchanged.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • A website must be named in its full name or an abbreviation. The website name cannot end with words such as video, center, culture, academy, or education.
    • 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.
    • A photo of the website administrator that holds the relevant organization certificate in hand must be provided.
  • 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.

    • If both the name and certificate number of an organization change, a certificate of change for the organization name and that for the integration of the old business license, the organization code certificate, and the tax registration certificate into one business license must be provided. If only the certificate number changes because the old business license, the organization code certificate, and the tax registration certificate are integrated into one business license, no certificate of change is required.
  • 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 enterprise or organization must be consistent with the original ICP filing information submitted to the MIIT. Otherwise, you must provide a certificate of change issued by the industry and commerce department. If you cannot provide a certificate of change, you must cancel the original ICP filing and apply for a new one.
    • The information about the website owner 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.
    • If the entity information has been registered with Alibaba Cloud, the consistency between the existing entity information and that used for adding Alibaba Cloud to the ICP filing information as a service provider must be checked. If they are inconsistent, you must modify the entity information.

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 ID cards to apply for ICP filings.
    • An individual can apply for an ICP filing only after the individual reaches 18 years old.
    • If the ICP filing entity is the website administrator, the service content of the website must be filed, but blogs posted on the website cannot be included in the ICP filing information.
    • 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).
    • 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
    • A photo of the individual that holds the personal identity documents in hand must be provided.
    • 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 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 or an enterprise or 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.