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 Sichuan Province.

Enterprise users

Important rules
  • Enterprises can use their business license and organization code certificate for ICP filing.
  • The entity leader must be the legal representative. Otherwise, a power of attorney from the legal representative is required.
  • Entity leaders younger than 18 years old cannot apply for an ICP filing. The mobile phone number used for ICP filing must be from Sichuan Province.
  • 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 shall provide the articles of association (within one year), a scanned copy of the original ID card (such as a color photo of the original ID card), the domain name certificate, and supporting materials. The major principal or the senior executive of the enterprise shall provide valid documents such as the relevant social security records (within one year), letter of appointment, or contract of employment, a scanned copy of the original ID card (such as a color photo of the original ID card), and supporting materials. The articles of association shall indicate the shareholder information and contain the official seal of the industry and commerce department. The social security records shall contain the official seal of the Social Security Bureau. Other materials shall be affixed with the official seal of the company. 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.
  • The domain name must be valid for more than three months.
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.
  • An electronic copy of the power of attorney (not required in all cases). If the entity leader is not the legal representative, a power of attorney from the legal representative is required.
  • 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 enterprise name must be consistent with the original ICP filing information submitted to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). 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 certificate number, entity leader information, domicile indicated in the identity documents, and 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.
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
  • Entity leaders younger than 18 years old cannot apply for an ICP filing. The mobile phone number used for ICP filing must be from Sichuan Province.
  • If the domicile indicated in your identity documents is not in Sichuan Province (including foreigners and residents of Hong Kong SAR, China, Macao SAR, China, and Taiwan, China), you need to provide a certificate to prove that you study, live, or work in Sichuan. For example, you can provide a student ID card, social security records, a certificate of employment, or a residence permit.
  • 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.
  • For more information on individual website naming, see Individual website naming requirements in ICP filing documentation on Alibaba Cloud China website.
  • The domain name must be valid for more than three months.
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.
  • Electronic copies of supporting documents (not required in all cases). If the identity documents are not from Sichuan Province, you must upload a certificate, such as the student ID card, social security records, certificate of employment, or residence permit.
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 submitted to the MIIT. 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.
Note After the initial review, the website administrator in the original ICP filing information must complete SMS verification before review by the competent authority.