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 Jiangsu.

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 entity leader must be the legal representative. Otherwise, an electronic copy of the authorization letter from the legal representative must be provided. A common template for the authorization letter can be used. If the principal of an enterprise or organization is not the legal representative, the website administrator must be the principal of the enterprise or organization.
    • If a website has been filed, the ICP filing number that is obtained must be displayed on the website page that corresponds to the domain name and linked to the official website of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). The copyright of the website must belong to the enterprise or organization that applies for the ICP filing.
    • Enterprises can use certificates such as business licenses to apply for ICP filings.
    • An enterprise or organization can apply for an ICP filing only after the legal representative of the enterprise or organization reaches 16 years old. A legal representative whose age is in the range of 16 to 18 years old must provide an employment certificate or income certificate.
    • 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, or the legal representative.
    • 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.
    • Website construction proposal (optional): If the number of domain name prefixes is greater than or equal to 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:

    • 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. This 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
    • The domicile indicated in the identity documents must be in the Jiangsu province. Otherwise, you must upload an electronic copy of a temporary residence permit or a residence permit of the Jiangsu province. If the residence permit is not issued in the year when you apply for an ICP filing, an electronic copy of the verification certificate from public security bureaus must be provided.
    • The phone number of the entity leader must be from the Jiangsu province.
    • 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).
    • An enterprise or organization can apply for an ICP filing only after the legal representative of the enterprise or organization reaches 16 years old. A legal representative whose age is in the range of 16 to 18 years old must provide an employment certificate or income certificate.
    • 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
    • Website construction proposal (optional): If the number of domain name prefixes is greater than or equal to 10, you must provide a website construction proposal for each domain name.
    • 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.
    • An electronic copy of the residence permit, which is not required in all cases. If the identity documents are not issued by authorities in the local province, autonomous region, or municipality, you must upload a residence permit.
  • 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.
    • If a website has been filed, the ICP filing number that is obtained must be displayed on the website page and linked to the official website of the MIIT.