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 Chongqing.

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
    • 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. If the domain name registrant is not a member of the enterprise or organization, proof materials related to the domain name registrant must be provided.
    • The entity leader of an ICP filing application must be the legal representative of the enterprise or organization. Otherwise, the application fails.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Electronic copy of the authorization letter (optional): If the website administrator is not the legal representative, an electronic copy of the authorization letter from the legal representative must be provided.
    • Website construction proposal (optional): If the number of domain name prefixes is less than 30, you must provide a website construction proposal for each domain name.
  • 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 enterprise or organization can be changed to another enterprise or 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

    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 entity leader and 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 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.
    • 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 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
    • You can apply for ICP filings only for domain names registered with registrars in mainland China.
    • Individuals whose ID cards are not from Chongqing cannot apply for ICP filings.
    • If an individual wants to apply for ICP filings for more than five websites, a website construction proposal and a letter of commitment must be provided for each website.
    • 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 employment certificates to apply for an ICP filing.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • If an individual wants to apply for ICP filings for more than five websites, a website construction proposal and a letter of commitment must be provided for each website.
  • 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.