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

Enterprise users

Important rules
  • Enterprises must use their original business license or a copy thereof for ICP filing. The annual renewal seal is not required for the business license.
  • If your mailing address is within the Huayuan area, select the specific district based on your location in relation to the ring road. Select Nankai District if you are on the inner side of the ring road, or select Xiqing District if you are on the outer side.
  • The domain name must be valid for more than three months.
  • The entity leader must be the legal representative. The website administrator and the entity leader cannot be the same person. Entity leaders younger than 18 years old cannot apply for an 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 the name of the enterprise (including shareholders) or the name of the legal representative, major principal, or senior executive of the enterprise. The shareholders must provide the articles of association. The major principal or the senior executive of the enterprise must provide the social security records of the last six months as the supporting materials. If the domain name is subject to privacy protection, such privacy protection must be disabled during the ICP filing period.
  • For more information on website naming, see Enterprise website naming requirements in ICP filing documentation on Alibaba Cloud China website.
  • After the ICP filing application is submitted to the relevant authority, the related responsible person must complete the verification according to the SMS message from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
Required materials
  • An electronic copy of the original valid certificate of the enterprise, such as an electronic copy of the business license.
  • An electronic copy of the original valid identity document of the entity leader, such as an electronic copy of the ID card.
  • An electronic copy of the original valid identity document of the website administrator, such as an electronic copy of the ID card.
  • 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.

Rules for adding Alibaba Cloud to the ICP filing information as a service provider

The entity leader must be consistent with the original ICP filing information submitted to the MIIT. Otherwise, if the entity information is at Alibaba Cloud, 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. If the entity information is not at Alibaba Cloud, you can modify the ICP filing information after adding Alibaba Cloud to the ICP filing information as a service provider.

Note After the initial review, the website administrator in the original ICP filing information must complete SMS verification before review by the competent authority.

Individual users

Important rules
  • Individuals younger than 18 years old cannot apply for an ICP filing.
  • If your mailing address is within the Huayuan area, select the specific district based on your location in relation to the ring road. Select Nankai District if you are on the inner side of the ring road, or select Xiqing District if you are on the outer side.
  • 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 the name of the ICP filing entity. If the domain name is subject to privacy protection, such privacy protection must be disabled during the ICP filing period.
  • The domain name must be valid for more than three months.
  • For more information on individual website naming, see Individual website naming requirements in ICP filing documentation on Alibaba Cloud China website.
  • After the ICP filing application is submitted to the relevant authority, the related responsible person must complete the verification according to the SMS message from the MIIT.
Required materials

An electronic copy of the original valid identity document of the individual, such as an electronic copy of the ID card. 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

An individual ICP filing cannot be modified into another individual ICP filing. If an individual who has obtained an ICP filing is the legal representative of an enterprise, the individual ICP filing can be modified into an ICP filing for the 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. 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 domicile indicated in the identity documents and 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.
  • The correct ICP number must be shown at the bottom of the website page.
Note After the initial review, the website administrator in the original ICP filing information must complete SMS verification before review by the competent authority.