Domain name information verification

Last Updated: Apr 04, 2018

To fully implement the 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, Measures for the Administration of Internet Domain Names, and other laws, regulations, and rules and to further regulate the use of domain names by Internet information service providers, 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 individual in person, and the domain name registrant of an enterprise ICP Filing must be the enterprise (including shareholders), 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 must be 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 we find nonexistent domain names, expired domain names, domain names without owner information, and other such problems, we must stop providing ICP Filing services for such domain names in accordance with the requirements of the relevant communication authorities.

To guarantee your website domain name can be filed successfully, make sure your domain names have all the required information.

Domain name verification start time

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

Domain name verification rules

You must comply with all of the following criteria to pass the domain name verification.

  • The top-level domain name must be approved by the Chinese authority.

    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 must receive the approved certificate from the Chinese authority.

    You can look up nationally-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 domain name information using Alibaba Cloud WHOIS.

  • The domain name has passed the real-name registration.

    Note: The Domains service of Alibaba Cloud International (alibabacloud.com) is not registered as a Chinese domain name service provider, so domain names registered from Alibaba Cloud International (alibabacloud.com) cannot be used for ICP Filing. You can register domain names for ICP Filing from the Chinese site of Alibaba Cloud (aliyun.com).

    If you are not an Alibaba Cloud domain name user, consult your domain name service provider.

  • 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, document number).

    • Non-individual ICP Filing: The information of the ICP Filing subject (the subject or the subject administrator) must be consistent with the domain name registrant (domain name holder) information (name, document type, document number). If the domain name registrant’s real-name registration information is inconsistent with the subject administrator information, you can provide relevant evidential materials to the ICP Filing system (only certain provinces/municipalities support this).

      ICP filing type Domain name verification scope Remarks
      New ICP Filing All domain names are verified. None
      New websites for ICP Filing All domain names of the website are verified. None
      Filing information change New domain names are verified. None
      Transfer an ICP Filing
      • Transferring an ICP Filing for a website domain name, completed before January 1, 2018 requires no domain name verification.

      • Transferring an ICP Filing for a Website domain name, completed after January 1, 2018 requires domain name verification.
      None
      Cancel an ICP Filing subject Domain name verification is not performed. After the ICP Filing is canceled, if you resubmit the website domain name for ICP Filing, it must undergo domain name verification.
      Cancel a website filing Website domain name verification is not performed. After the ICP Filing is canceled, if you resubmit the website domain name for ICP Filing, it must undergo domain name verification.
      Cancel an ICP Filing transfer Website domain name verification is not performed. After the ICP Filing transfer is canceled, if you want to transfer it again, the domain name must undergo verification.

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, it may be because of one or more of the following reasons:

  • The top-level domain name may not have received the approval from MIIT as a top-level domain name.
    Solution: Contact your domain name registrar for solutions.

  • Your domain name registrar may not have received the approval from MIIT as a domain name registrar.
    Solution: Contact your domain name registrar for solutions.

  • 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 registration for your domain name.
    Solution: Complete domain name real-name registration and make sure the real-name registration information is consistent with the information of the ICP Filing subject or the subject administrator. If you are an Alibaba Cloud domain name user, log on to the Alibaba Cloud domain name console to complete real-name registration.

  • You have completed real-name registration for your domain name, but it has not been reported and recorded in MIIT system. Domain name real-name registration information reporting and recording takes about 2 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, log on to the Alibaba Cloud domain name console to change the domain name information.

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