The domain name must meet all the requirements of the MIIT.

The MIIT announcement  can be viewed at: http://www.miit.gov.cn/newweb/n1146285/n1146352/n3054355/n3057709/n3057714/c5930543/content.html .

To further regulate the use of domain names by Internet information service providers, according to the laws and regulations: Counter-terrorism Law of the People’s Republic of China, Cybersecurity Law of the People’s Republic of China, Regulation on Internet Information Service of the People’s Republic of China, and Measures for the Administration of Internet Domain Names, domain names used for Internet information must be registered in compliance with the relevant laws and regulations effective from January 1, 2018. Specifically, the domain name registrant of an individual ICP Filing must be the ICP Filing subject, and the domain name registrant of an enterprise ICP Filing must be the enterprise, the primary enterprise owner, or the legal representative.

When your ICP Filing information is submitted to the competent communications administration for review, the domain name information is verified. If the domain name information verification fails, the ICP Filing fails. In addition, Alibaba Cloud regularly checks the status of the domain names used by Internet information service providers. If nonexistent domain names, expired domain names, domain names without owner information, and other such problems are found, ICP Filing services for such domain names will be stopped in accordance with the requirements of the relevant communication authorities. To guarantee that your website domain name can be filed successfully, make sure the required information is complete.

Domain name verification start time

From 00:00 January 1, 2018, the relevant provincial/municipal authorities perform domain name verification to all submitted ICP Filing applications.

Domain name verification rules

The domain name verification is successful only when all of the following criteria are met.

  • The top-level domain name must be approved by the MIIT. See the approval information of domain name registries from the MIIT website: http://www.miit.gov.cn/n1146285/n1146352/n3054355/n3057709/n3057722/c4377447/content.html .
  • The domain name provider have receive a approved certificate from the MIIT.

    You can query the approved domain name registrars on the MIIT website: http://www.miit.gov.cn/n1146285/n1146352/n3054355/n3057709/n3057722/c4416816/content.html .
  • The domain name must be in its validity period.

    You can query the validity period of the domain name on  Alibaba Cloud WHOIS system (only available in Chinese).
  • The domain name has passed the real-name authentication.

  • The ICP Filing subject information must be consistent with the domain name registrant (domain name holder) information.

    • Individual ICP Filing: The information of the ICP Filing subject must be consistent with the domain name registrant (domain name holder) information (name, document type, and document number).
    • Organization ICP Filing: The information of the ICP Filing subject (the ICP Filing subject or the subject administrator) must be consistent with the domain name registrant (domain name holder) information (name, document type, and document number). If the domain name registrant’s real-name authentication information is not consistent with the subject information, provide relevant evidential materials to the ICP Filing system (only supported by certain provinces/municipalities). 

What type of ICP Filing requires domain name verification?

ICP Filing type Domain name verification scope Remarks
ICP Filing for the first time All domain names of the website are verified. N/A
Add new website for ICP Filing All domain names of the website are verified. N/A
Modify ICP Filing information
  • When you modify an ICP Filing information for a website domain name completed before January 1, 2018, domain names are not verified.

  • When you modify an ICP Filing information for a website domain name completed after January 1, 2018, domain names are verified.
N/A
Transfer an ICP Filing Domain names are not verified. N/A
Cancel a subject Website domain names are not verified. After the ICP Filing is canceled, if you resubmit the website domain name for ICP Filing, domain names are verified.
Cancel a website ICP Filing Website domain names are not verified. After the ICP Filing is canceled, if you resubmit the website domain name for ICP Filing, domain names are verified.
Cancel ICP Filing information transfer Website domain names are not verified. After the ICP Filing transfer is canceled, if you want to transfer it again, domain names are verified.

Domain name holder ownership statement template

If you are required to upload a statement for your domain name ownership, click here to download the template (only available in Chinese).

Reasons for domain name verification failure

If a domain name does not pass the verification, possible reasons are as follows:

  • The top-level domain name of your domain name may not  have received the approval from the MIIT.

    Solution: Contact your domain name registrar for solutions.

  • Your domain name registrar may not have received the approval from the MIIT.

    Solution: Contact your domain name registrar for solutions. You must transfer your domain name to a registrar approved by the MIIT.

  • The validity period of your domain name has expired.

    Solution: Contact your domain name registrar to confirm the situation and renew your domain name.

  • You have not completed real-name authentication for your domain name.

    Solution: Complete domain name real-name authentication and make sure the information is consistent with the information of the ICP Filing subject or the subject administrator. If you are an Alibaba Cloud domain name user (aliyun.com), log on to the Alibaba Cloud domain name console to complete real-name authentication.

  • You have completed real-name authentication for your domain name, but it has not been recorded in the MIIT system. Domain name real-name authentication information recording takes about two business days.

    Solution: Resubmit your ICP Filing application after you confirm with your domain name registrar that your domain name has been recorded in the MIIT system.

  • Your ICP Filing subject information is not consistent with the domain name real-name information.

    Solution: Change the domain name information or ICP Filing subject information. If you are an Alibaba Cloud domain name user (aliyun.com), log on to the Alibaba Cloud domain name console to change the domain name information.