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ICP Filing:Prepare and check the instance and access information

最終更新日:Feb 05, 2024

If the instance that hosts your Internet information service is deployed in the Chinese mainland, you must apply for an Internet Content Provider (ICP) filing before you launch your Internet information service. During the process of an ICP filing application, Alibaba Cloud verifies the instance and access information. This topic describes how to check the instance and access information before you apply for an ICP filing if your Internet information service is hosted on an Alibaba Cloud instance or a service from Alibaba Cloud Marketplace that is deployed in the Chinese mainland.

Check the following items to ensure that your instance and access information meet the requirements for applying for an ICP filing:

Check the access information

During the application review process, information about the access provider, access method, instance location, and IP address of your Internet information service is verified.

If you host your Internet information service on a self-managed server or in a data center, you must contact the Internet service provider (ISP), such as China Telecom and China Unicom, to apply for an ICP filing.

If you host your Internet information service on an Alibaba Cloud instance, you can apply for an ICP filing in the Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing system. Make sure that the following conditions are met before you apply for an ICP filing:

  • Instance region

    The instance is deployed in an Alibaba Cloud region in the Chinese mainland.

    Note
    • To obtain the detailed endpoint of the instance, contact the after-sales team of Alibaba Cloud by using the Intelligent online service.

    • If the instance based on which you want to apply for an ICP filing is not an Alibaba Cloud instance, contact your service provider for the application.

  • Instance service type

    The instance is of the specified service type and meets the requirement on the subscription duration. For more information, see Table 1.

    Warning

    After you purchase an Alibaba Cloud instance that is deployed in the Chinese mainland, you must pay attention to the expiration date and renew the instance at your earliest convenience. Otherwise, your Internet information service cannot be accessed and may be identified as an Internet information service whose ICP filing is invalid after the instance expires. If you do not resolve this issue at the earliest opportunity, the ICP filing is canceled, and your business is affected.

  • Number of service identification numbers available for Internet information services

    The number of service identification numbers that can be applied for per supported instance varies based on its service type. Make sure that the instance you purchased has sufficient unused service identification numbers for your Internet information services. For more information, see Table 1.

    Note
    • If you use the same Alibaba Cloud account to purchase the instance and apply for an ICP filing, you can select the instance during the ICP filing application without the need to apply for a service identification number. You can select the instance or apply for a service identification number for an ICP filing application. No matter which method you choose, the maximum number of service identification numbers that are supported by an instance is fixed.

    • The Alibaba Cloud account that you use to purchase an instance may be different from the account that you use to apply for an ICP filing. We recommend that you log on to the Alibaba Cloud Management Console and apply for a service identification number by using the account that is used to purchase the instance. For more information, see Apply for service identification numbers for free.

    • To apply for an ICP filing, you must apply for a service identification number first. If a service identification number is already in use for an Internet information service, you cannot use it to apply for an ICP filing for another Internet information service. Even if you deregister the Internet information service or remove Alibaba Cloud from the service provider list, the service identification number is still considered used. You cannot use it to apply for an ICP filing for another Internet information service.

Table 1. Supported instance service types and the maximum number of service identification numbers allowed

Instance service type

Requirement for purchases

URL for purchases

Number of service identification numbers allowed

Elastic Compute Service (ECS)

  • The instance is deployed in an Alibaba Cloud region in the Chinese mainland.

  • The subscription duration is at least three months. The duration extended by a renewal order is counted.

  • A public bandwidth plan is purchased.

Note

You cannot use a pay-as-you-go instance to apply for service identification numbers.

Elastic Compute Service

Up to five for each instance

Cloud Web Hosting

  • The instance is deployed in an Alibaba Cloud region in the Chinese mainland.

  • The subscription duration is at least three months. The duration extended by a renewal order is counted.

Cloud Web Hosting

Up to five for each instance

Simple Application Server

  • The instance is deployed in an Alibaba Cloud region in the Chinese mainland.

  • The subscription duration is at least three months. The duration extended by a renewal order is counted.

  • A server instance is purchased.

Simple Application Server

Up to five for each instance

Edge Node Service (ENS)

  • The instance is deployed in an Alibaba Cloud region in the Chinese mainland.

  • The subscription duration is at least three months. The duration extended by a renewal order is counted.

Edge Node Service (ENS)

Up to five for each instance

LinkedMall

  • The order amount is no less than CNY 100.

  • The subscription duration is no less than three months.

LinkedMall

Up to two for each mall

IoT Studio

  • The order amount is no less than CNY 100.

  • The instance is deployed in an Alibaba Cloud region in the Chinese mainland.

  • The instance is of Enterprise Edition or Ultimate Edition.

IoT Studio

Up to one for each instance

Check other Alibaba Cloud services

If your Internet information service uses Alibaba Cloud services such as Object Storage Service (OSS), Alibaba Cloud CDN, Web Application Firewall (WAF), and Anti-DDoS Pro, you must determine whether to add Alibaba Cloud to the ICP filing information as a service provider based on your business scenario.

Service

Scenario

Requirement

OSS

To associate a custom domain name with an OSS endpoint, you must apply for an ICP filing for this domain name. For more information, see Map custom domain names.

You must obtain an ICP number for the domain name from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of China. You are not required to add Alibaba Cloud to the ICP filing information as a service provider.

CDN

You must apply for an ICP filing for each Internet information service that is hosted on an instance deployed in the Chinese mainland to use Alibaba Cloud CDN.

You may use Alibaba Cloud CDN for content delivery acceleration in the Chinese mainland or all over the world. You must obtain an ICP number for the domain name from the MIIT of China. You are not required to add Alibaba Cloud to the ICP filing information as a service provider.

Warning

If your origin server is deployed on Alibaba Cloud but you do not add Alibaba Cloud as a service provider to the ICP filing information of the domain name used for back-to-origin routing, the domain name cannot be accessed.

WAF

You must apply for an ICP filing for each Internet information service that is hosted on an instance deployed in the Chinese mainland to use WAF.

You must obtain an ICP number for the domain name from the MIIT of China. You are not required to add Alibaba Cloud to the ICP filing information as a service provider.

Warning

If your origin server is deployed on Alibaba Cloud but you do not add Alibaba Cloud as a service provider to the ICP filing information of the domain name used for back-to-origin routing, the domain name cannot be accessed.

Anti-DDoS Pro

You must apply for an ICP filing for each Internet information service that is hosted on an instance deployed in the Chinese mainland to use Anti-DDoS Pro.

Check changes in the access information

If the service provider or the instance IP address changes, perform the following operations as instructed:

  • If you have obtained an ICP filing by using Alibaba Cloud and need to host your Internet information service on another Alibaba Cloud instance, perform the following operations based on the specific scenario:

    • If your Internet information service does not require a commercial ICP license, you must modify only the resolution record of the domain name and direct the domain name to the new instance. You do not need to apply for a new ICP filing.

    • If the province in which you obtained a commercial ICP license requires that the submitted IP address be the same as the actual IP address, you must modify the submitted IP address in the Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing system. Contact the local authority to check whether you are required to modify the IP address when you apply for a Public Security Bureau (PSB) filing or a commercial ICP license.

    Note

    If you have obtained an ICP filing through Alibaba Cloud and need to change the service provider, you must add the new service provider to the ICP filing information. For more information, consult the new service provider.

  • If you have obtained an ICP filing for your Internet information service through another service provider and need to change the service provider or direct a subdomain to Alibaba Cloud, you must add Alibaba Cloud to the ICP filing information as a service provider.

    Note

    To check whether an ICP filing is issued for your Internet information service, log on to the MIIT ICP Filing Management System, click the ICP Filing tab, enter the domain name in the search box, and then click Search.