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, and municipality. This topic describes the ICP filing regulations of the communications administration in Inner Mongolia.

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 business licenses and organization code certificates to apply for ICP filings.
    • If the household registration of the legal representative is not in Inner Mongolia, photos of the legal representative that holds both sides of the ID card and the business license must be provided.
    • You cannot apply for an ICP filing for a domain name if the website is hosted on instances outside mainland China.
    • Contact number 1 cannot be the same as emergency contact 1.
    • 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 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.
    • For more information about how to name a website registered by an organization, see Naming format of a website registered by an organization in the ICP filing documentation 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, must be provided.
    • An electronic color photo of the original valid identity document of the entity leader, such as an electronic copy of the ID card, must be provided.
    • An electronic color photo of the original valid identity document of the website administrator, such as an electronic copy of the ID card, must be provided.
    • If the certificate type is an ID card, make sure that it is valid for more than three months.
    • If the household registration of the legal representative is not in Inner Mongolia, photos of the legal representative that holds both sides of the ID card and the business license 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 the certificate number changes, no certificate of change is required.
    • If your enterprise name changes, and you need to modify the ICP filing information, you must follow the following regulations:
      • If the new enterprise is not related to the original enterprise, you must cancel the original ICP filing and apply for an ICP filing again.
      • If the new enterprise is related to the original enterprise, 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, 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

    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 domicile indicated in the identity documents and the mailing address must comply with the regulations of the local communications administration. This information can be modified after Alibaba Cloud is added to the ICP filing information as a service provider.
    • The website administrator must be consistent with the original ICP filing information. Otherwise, you must modify the ICP filing information at the original service provider.
    • The name of the enterprise or organization 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 ICP filing and apply for an ICP filing again.

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
    • Temporary ID cards cannot be used to apply for ICP filings.
    • An individual can apply for an ICP filing only after the individual reaches 18 years old.
    • The domicile indicated in the identity documents must be in Inner Mongolia. Otherwise, you must upload a temporary residence permit or a residence permit of Inner Mongolia.
    • You cannot apply for an ICP filing for a domain name if the website is hosted on instances outside mainland China.
    • 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 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 domain name registrant must be consistent with that of the individual who applies for the ICP filing. Domain name certificates for new domain names in this order must be provided.
    • 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
    • Electronic copies of domain name certificates: Domain name certificates for new domain names in this order must be provided.
    • An electronic copy of the residence permit (not required in all cases): If the identity documents are not issued by authorities in the local province, you must upload a residence permit of the province.
    • 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

    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 ICP filing and apply for an ICP filing again.
    • 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.
    • 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.