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 Sichuan.

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.
    • The entity leader and website administrator must be the legal representative. Otherwise, an electronic copy of the authorization letter from the legal representative must be provided.
    • The name of the domain name registrant must be consistent with the name of the ICP filing entity (including shareholders) or the name of the legal representative, major principal, or senior executive of the enterprise or organization. Shareholders must provide articles of association established in the last year, scanned copies of their original ID cards, domain name certificates, and proof materials. The major principal or senior executive must provide a social insurance permit that records the details of the social insurance in the last year, a letter of appointment, or an employment contract. They must also provide a scanned copy of the original ID card and proof materials. The articles of association must contain the information of shareholders and be stamped by the industrial and commercial bureau in the recent period. The social insurance permit must be stamped by the social security bureau in the recent period. Other materials must be stamped by the enterprise or organization. If the privacy protection feature is enabled for the domain name, the feature must be disabled before the ICP filing application.
    • 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.
    • 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 certificate of the enterprise or organization, such as an electronic copy of the business license.
    • An electronic color photo of the original valid identity document of the entity leader, such as an electronic copy of the ID card.
    • 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.
    • If the entity leader or website administrator is not the legal representative, an electronic copy of the authorization letter from the legal representative 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 certificate number, entity leader information, domicile indicated in the identity documents, and 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 name of the enterprise or organization must be consistent with the original ICP filing information submitted to the 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 original ICP filing and apply for a new one.

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
    • If the domicile indicated in your identity documents is not in Sichuan (including foreigners and residents of Hong Kong SAR, China, Macao SAR, China, and Taiwan, China), you must provide a certificate to prove that you study, live, or work in Sichuan. For example, you can provide a student ID card, a social insurance permit, an employment certificate, or a residence permit.
    • An individual can apply for an ICP filing only after the individual reaches 16 years old. An individual whose age is in the range of 16 to 18 years old must provide materials based on the employment status or income source.
      • If the individual obtains income from work, a certificate of employment or income must be provided to apply for an ICP filing.
      • Otherwise, documents of the guardian must be provided, including the photos of both the front and back sides of the ID card, the householder information page and personal information page in the household register, and a letter of consent to the ICP filing application. The two pages in household register of the website administrator must also be provided.
    • 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 ICP filing entity. If the privacy protection feature is enabled for the domain name, the feature must be disabled before the ICP filing application.
    • 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 proof materials (optional): If your identity documents are not from Sichuan, you must upload an electronic copy of a certificate, such as a student ID card, a social insurance permit, an employment certificate, or a residence permit.
    • 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 submitted to the MIIT. Otherwise, you must first modify the ICP filing information at the original service provider, or cancel the original ICP filing and apply for a new one
    • 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.