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 Tianjin.

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 must use original business licenses or copies thereof to apply for ICP filings. The annual review stamp is not required for business licenses.
    • The entity leader of an ICP filing application must be the legal representative of the enterprise or organization. Otherwise, the application fails.
    • If the mailing address of an enterprise or organization resides in the Huayuan area, the location of the enterprise or organization within the rings is in Nankai District, and that of the enterprise or organization outside the rings is in Xiqing District. If the mailing address of an enterprise or organization resides in China (Tianjin) Pilot Free Trade Zone, Airport Economic Zone, or ASEAN Free Trade Area, the location of the enterprise or organization is in Binhai New District.
    • An enterprise or organization can apply for an ICP filing only after the legal representative of the enterprise or organization reaches 18 years old.
    • 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.
    • 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 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.
    • An electronic copy of the original valid certificate of the enterprise or organization, such as an electronic copy of the business license. Otherwise, a copy thereof that is stamped by the enterprise or organization must be provided.
    • An electronic copy of the original valid identity document of the entity leader, such as an electronic copy of the ID card. Otherwise, a copy thereof that is stamped by the enterprise or organization 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.

  • 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 entity leader must be consistent with the original ICP filing information submitted to the MIIT. Otherwise, if the entity information is registered at Alibaba Cloud, you must modify the ICP filing information at the original service provider, or cancel the original ICP filing and apply for a new one. If the entity information is not registered at Alibaba Cloud, you can modify the ICP filing information after adding Alibaba Cloud to the ICP filing information as a service provider.

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
    • The name of the registrant must be consistent with that of the ICP filing entity. If the privacy protection feature is enabled for the domain name, the feature must be disabled before the ICP filing application.
    • 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.
    • If the mailing address of an enterprise or organization resides in the Huayuan area, the location of the enterprise or organization within the rings is in Nankai District, and that of the enterprise or organization outside the rings is in Xiqing District. If the mailing address of an enterprise or organization resides in China (Tianjin) Pilot Free Trade Zone, Airport Economic Zone, or ASEAN Free Trade Area, the location of the enterprise or organization is in Binhai New District.
    • An individual can apply for an ICP filing only after the individual reaches 18 years old.
    • 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

    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. If an individual who has obtained an ICP filing number is the legal representative of an organization, the individual ICP filing can be changed to an ICP filing for the 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. Otherwise, you must modify the ICP filing information at the original service provider, or cancel the original ICP filing and apply for a new one.
    • The domicile indicated in the identity documents and 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.
    • If you have obtained an ICP filing number for a domain name, the ICP filing number must be displayed in the lower part of the website page that corresponds to the domain name.