To apply for Internet Content Provider (ICP) filing, you must follow the ICP filing regulations for the local administration. This topic describes the ICP filing regulations for Beijing.

Enterprise users

Important rules
  • The entity administrator must be the legal representative. Otherwise, an electronic copy of a power of attorney from the legal representative and an electronic copy of both sides of the legal representative's ID card, such as a color photo of the ID card, must be provided.
  • Enterprises can use their business license and other documents for ICP filing.
  • From 00:00 on January 1, 2018, the relevant authorities started performing domain name verification for all submitted website ICP filing applications.
  • The name of the registrant must be consistent with that of the ICP filing entity.
  • The domain name must be valid for more than three months.
  • For more information on website naming, see Enterprise website naming requirements in ICP filing documentation on Alibaba Cloud China website.
  • The domain names supported by the administration office of Beijing are listed as follows: .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, .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 domain names and domain names that are hosted in outside mainland China cannot be filed in Beijing, for example, .hk, .tw, .asia, .jp, .so, .me, .icu, .io, .win, and .org.
    • If the administration office in Beijing has new requirements, the domain names for ICP filing in Beijing may change at any time. Alibaba Cloud will update the documentation in time after receiving a notification.
Required materials
  • An electronic copy of the original valid certificate of the enterprise, such as a color photo of the original business license.
  • An electronic copy of the original valid identity document of the entity administrator, such as a color photo of the original ID card.
  • An electronic copy of the original valid identity document of the website administrator, such as a color photo of the original ID card.
  • A photo of the website administrator holding the relevant enterprise identity documents in hand.
  • If the ID type is an ID card, make sure that it is valid for more than three months.
Rules for modifying ICP filing information
  • Enterprise ICP filings cannot be modified into individual ICP filings.
  • If the enterprise name changes, you must follow these rules:
    • If the enterprises are not associated with each other before and after the change of the enterprise name, a certificate of change cannot be obtained and the ICP filing information cannot be directly modified, you must cancel the ICP filing and apply for an ICP filing again.
    • If the enterprises are associated with each other before and after the change of the enterprise name, you must provide a certificate of change issued by the industry and commerce department.

      There are two types of certificates of change. Enterprises need to apply for a certificate of change issued by the industry and commerce department. For more information, see Certificate of change in ICP filing documentation on the Alibaba Cloud China website. Institutions such as government agencies need to obtain a certificate of change issued by corresponding competent authorities.

  • If the enterprise name and the ID number change at the same time, you must provide a proof of change for the new three-in-one business license. If only the ID number changes in the new three-in-one business license, no proof of change is required.
Rules for adding Alibaba Cloud to the ICP filing information as a service provider
  • The enterprise name must be consistent with the original ICP filing information submitted to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (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 ICP filing and apply for an ICP filing again.
  • The certificate number, entity leader information, domicile indicated in the identity documents, and mailing address must comply with the regulations of the competent authority. Such information can be modified after Alibaba Cloud is added to the ICP filing information as a service provider.

Individual users

Important rules
  • Chinese citizens must use their ID cards for ICP filing.
  • From 00:00 on January 1, 2018, the relevant authorities started performing domain name verification for all submitted website ICP filing applications.
  • The name of the registrant must be consistent with that of the ICP filing entity.
  • The domain name is valid for more than three months. Domain names registered outside mainland China and some country code domain names does not require ICP filing.
  • For more information on individual website naming, see Individual website naming requirements in ICP filing documentation on Alibaba Cloud China website.
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 ID type is an ID card, make sure that it is valid for more than three months.
  • A photo of the individual holding your identity documents.
Rules for modifying ICP filing information

The ICP filing of an individual cannot be modified into that of another individual or an enterprise.

Rules for adding Alibaba Cloud to the ICP filing information as a service provider
  • The enterprise name and the certificate number must be consistent with the original ICP filing information submitted to the MIIT. Otherwise, you need to modify the ICP filing information or cancel the ICP filing at the original service provider and then apply for an ICP filing again.
  • The mailing address must comply with the regulations of the competent authority. Such information can be modified after Alibaba Cloud is added to the ICP filing information as a service provider.