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 Hunan Province.

You can log on to Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing system to apply for an ICP filing. For more information, see Quick Start.

Enterprise users

Important rules
  • Enterprises can use their business license and organization code certificate for ICP filing.
  • The entity leader and the website administrator must be the legal representative. If the website administrator is not the legal representative, 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 Hunan Province.
  • You cannot apply for an ICP filing for a domain name if the corresponding website is hosted on servers outside China.
  • 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. You need to provide domain name certificates for all domain names in this order.
  • 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 domain name certificate. All domain name certificates in this order are required when you add Alibaba Cloud to the ICP filing information as a service provider and modify the ICP filing.
  • An electronic copy of the power of attorney (not required in all cases). If the website administrator 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 information for adding Alibaba Cloud to the ICP filing information as a service provider 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.

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
  • Individuals younger than 18 years old cannot apply for an ICP filing.
  • The mobile phone number of the entity leader must be from Hunan Province.
  • You cannot apply for an ICP filing for a domain name if the corresponding website is hosted on servers outside China.
  • 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. You must provide domain name certificates for all domain names in this order.
  • The domain name must be valid for more than three months.
  • For more information on individual website naming, see Individual website naming requirements in ICP filing documentation on Alibaba Cloud China website.
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.
  • An electronic copy of the domain name certificate. All domain name certificates in this order are required when you add Alibaba Cloud to the ICP filing information as a service provider and modify the ICP filing.
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 information for adding Alibaba Cloud to the ICP filing information as a service provider 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.

Note After the initial review, the website administrator in the original ICP filing information must complete SMS verification before review by the competent authority.