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 Guangdong 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.
  • 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.
  • Domain names with different prefixes must be filed as different websites. In case of 32 or more different domain name prefixes, you must provide the website construction proposal for each domain name. You also need to provide the Letter of Guarantee of Alibaba Cloud stamped with the ICP filing seal.
  • 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 number, this domain name must be accessible. The ICP number must be shown at the bottom of the website page and be consistent with the actual ICP number.
  • 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 a color photo of the original business license.
  • An electronic copy of the original valid identity document of the entity leader, such as a color photo of the original ID card.
  • An electronic copy of the original valid identity document of the website administrator, such as a color photo of the original ID card.
  • The website construction proposal (not required in all cases). In case of 32 or more different domain name prefixes, you must provide the website construction proposal for each domain name. You also need to provide the Letter of Guarantee of Alibaba Cloud stamped with the ICP filing seal.
  • 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

An enterprise ICP filing can be modified into another enterprise ICP filing or an individual ICP filing, without providing a certificate of change.

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 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
  • Individuals younger than 18 years old must provide a certificate of employment for ICP filing.
  • The domicile indicated in the identity documents must be in Guangdong Province. Otherwise, you must upload a residence permit of Guangdong Province, a residence permit for residents of Hong Kong SAR, China, Macao SAR, China, and Taiwan, China, or other supporting evidences.
  • 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 a domain name has obtained an ICP number, this domain name must be accessible. The ICP number must be shown at the bottom of the website page and be consistent with the actual ICP number.
  • Domain names with different prefixes must be filed as different websites. In case of six or more different domain name prefixes, you must provide the website construction proposal for each domain name. In case of 10 or more different domain name prefixes, you also need to provide the Letter of Guarantee of Alibaba Cloud stamped with the ICP filing seal.
  • 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.
  • The website construction proposal (not required in all cases). In case of six or more different domain name prefixes, you must provide the website construction proposal for each domain name. In case of 10 or more different domain name prefixes, you also need to provide the Letter of Guarantee of Alibaba Cloud stamped with the ICP filing seal.
  • An electronic copy of the residence permit: If the identity document is not from Guangdong Province, you must upload a residence permit (including a residence permit of Guangdong Province or the Residence Permit for Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan Residents) or upload a temporary residence permit, a local house property ownership certificate, and a color photo of your original ID card.
Rules for modifying ICP filing information

An individual ICP filing can be modified into another individual ICP filing or an enterprise ICP filing.

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.