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 Guangdong.

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 of an ICP filing application must be the legal representative of the enterprise or organization. Otherwise, the application fails.
    • If you have obtained an ICP filing number for a domain name, you must use the domain name to provide website services. The ICP filing number must be displayed in the lower part of the website page that corresponds to the domain name and linked to the official website of the MIIT. In addition, the ICP filing number must be consistent with the actual ICP filing information.
    • A website construction proposal must be provided for each domain name. If the number of domain name prefixes is greater than 31, you must also provide a letter of guarantee from Alibaba Cloud stamped with the ICP filing seal.
    • Enterprises can use business licenses to apply for ICP filings.
    • 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.
    • 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 less than 31, you must provide a website construction proposal for each domain name. If the number of domain name prefixes is equal to or greater than 31, you must also provide a letter of guarantee from Alibaba Cloud stamped with the ICP filing seal, in addition to website construction proposals.
  • 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 organization can be changed to another 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 information for adding Alibaba Cloud to the ICP filing information as a service provider 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. Information about the website must be consistent with the ICP filing information.
    • 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. Such information can be modified after Alibaba Cloud is added to the ICP filing information as a service provider.

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 Guangdong. Otherwise, you must upload an electronic copy of the certificate that proves your identity, such as an electronic copy of a residence permit of Guangdong, a residence permit for Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan residents, local house property ownership certificate issued in Guangdong, or social security records in Guangdong for three months. If a student whose household registration is not in Guangdong applies for an ICP filing, an electronic copy of a residence permit or temporary residence permit of Guangdong must be provided.
    • 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 an employment certificate to apply for an ICP filing.
    • If you have obtained an ICP filing number for a domain name, you must use the domain name to provide website services. The ICP filing number must be displayed in the lower part of the website page that corresponds to the domain name and linked to the official website of the MIIT. In addition, the ICP filing number must be consistent with the actual ICP filing information.
    • Website construction proposal (optional): If the number of domain name prefixes is less than five, you must provide a website construction proposal for each domain name. If the number of domain name prefixes is equal to or greater than 10, you must also provide a letter of guarantee from Alibaba Cloud stamped with the ICP filing seal, in addition to website construction proposals.
    • 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 less than five, you must provide a website construction proposal for each domain name. If the number of domain name prefixes is equal to or greater than 10, you must also provide a letter of guarantee from Alibaba Cloud stamped with the ICP filing seal, in addition to website construction proposals.
    • Electronic copy of a residence permit: If the domicile indicated in the identity documents is not in Guangdong, you must upload an electronic copy of a residence permit, such as a residence permit of Guangdong or a residence permit for Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan residents. Alternatively, you can upload electronic copies or color photos of a temporary residence permit, a local house property ownership certificate, and your original ID card.
    • 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.
  • 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 entity of an ICP filing for an individual can be changed to another individual or an 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.