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 Shanxi.

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.
    • 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.
    • The entity leader of an ICP filing application must be the legal representative of the enterprise or organization. Otherwise, an authorization letter must be provided.
    • 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.
  • 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 :

    The entity of an ICP filing for an organization can be changed to another organization or an individual, and 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 information for adding Alibaba Cloud to the ICP filing information as a service provider 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.

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
    • Individuals whose ID cards are not from the Shanxi province cannot apply for ICP filings.
    • An individual can apply for an ICP filing only after the individual reaches 16 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 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 ICP filing entity. In this case, no domain name certificate is required.
    • 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

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