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 Shanghai.

Enterprise users

Important rules
  • Enterprises must use their business licenses for ICP filing application.
  • 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.
  • 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 that of the enterprise or the legal representative.
  • For more information on website naming, see Enterprise website naming requirements in ICP filing documentation on Alibaba Cloud China website.
  • If a domain name has obtained an ICP filing, this domain name must be accessible. The ICP filing must be shown in the lower part of the website page and be consistent with the actual ICP filing.
  • The domain name must be valid for more than six months.
Required materials
  • An electronic copy of the original valid certificate of the enterprise, such as a color photo of the original business license, must be provided.
  • An electronic copy of the original valid identity document of the entity leader, such as a color photo of the original ID card, must be provided.
  • An electronic copy of the original valid identity document of the website administrator, such as a color photo of the original ID card, must be provided.
  • An electronic copy of the power of attorney from the legal representative is required if the website administrator is not the legal representative.
  • 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.

  • If the certificate number changes, no materials for change are required.
Rules for adding Alibaba Cloud to the ICP filing information as a service provide
  • The enterprise name must be consistent with the original ICP filing information submitted to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (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 ICP filing and 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.

Individual users

Important rules
  • A temporary ID card cannot be used for ICP filing application. Residents of Hong Kong and Macao can use the Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Residents for ICP filing application.
  • The domicile indicated in the identity documents must be in Shanghai. Otherwise, you must upload a temporary residence permit or a residence permit of Shanghai.
  • 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 that of the ICP filing entity. If the domain name is subject to privacy protection, such privacy protection must be disabled during the ICP filing application period.
  • For more information on individual website naming, see Individual website naming requirements in ICP filing documentation on Alibaba Cloud China website.
  • If a domain name has obtained an ICP filing, this domain name must be accessible. The ICP filing must be shown in the lower part of the website page and be consistent with the actual ICP filing.
  • The domain name must be valid for more than six months.
Required materials
  • An electronic copy of the original valid identity document of the individual, such as an electronic copy of the ID card, must be provided. If the ID type is an ID card, make sure that it is valid for more than three months.
  • An electronic copy of the residence permit of Shanghai is required if the domicile indicated in the identity document is not in Shanghai.
Rules for modifying ICP filing information

The entity of an ICP filing for an individual cannot be changed to another individual. However, if the entity of an ICP filing for an individual is the legal representative of an enterprise, the entity of the ICP filing can be changed to 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 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.