ICP FAQ

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What is an ICP number and why do I need one to operate a website inside of China?

An ICP (Internet Content Provider) number is a state-issued registration number that allows you to host your website on, or serve content from, a mainland Chinese server. All public websites in mainland China must have an ICP number. The ICP number must appear on your website home page. If you do not have an ICP number, your website may be shut down by the hosting provider with no notice.

An ICP Number can be used for multiple websites owned by the same company. You can use the MIIT website to check whether a domain already has an ICP Number:

  • Click on "record information inquiry"
  • Select "domain"
  • Type in your domain name
  • Complete the CAPTCHA
  • Click "Submit"

Which type of ICP number do I need?

There are two types of ICP numbers issued by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) (People's Republic of China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) at the provincial level:

  • ICP license - for example, Beijing ICP license XXXXXXXX number - is used for commercial websites, and applies to any website that allows a customer to purchase goods or services online. This is only available for commercial entities; individuals can not apply for an ICP license.
  • ICP Filing - for example, Beijing ICP preparation XXXXXXXX number - is used for non-commercial websites (for example - an individuals blog). This applies to websites that do not include direct sales.

How do I apply for an ICP?

It is recommended that you apply for an ICP license through your hosting or Cloud Services Provider. You will need to provide the necessary documents (See "Required Documents" below) to your provider so that they can register the ICP number on your behalf.

After all required documents are submitted, it can take 4 to 8 weeks to obtain an ICP number depending on the type of website and the province where the company is registered. Although there is no cost to register with the MIIT, your provider may charge you a fee.

Required documents

In general, if you own your website as an individual, you have to submit the following:

  • ICP application form
  • Copy of your personal ID
  • Forms to authenticate website information
  • Copy of your domain certificate

If you represent a commercial company, you also have to submit the following:

  • Copy of your business license
  • Your organization code certificate

What do I need to do after receiving an ICP number?

After you receive the ICP number and the certificate, please upload to the bottom of your website's home page For an example, please see below.:

  • 什么是ICP网站备案,为什么网站必须备案才能在中国大陆运营?

    网 站备案即ICP (Internet Content Provider),是中华人民共和国工业和信息化部(工信部)在审核域名后提供的证明,准许您的网站在中国境内的服务器上运行或者提供信息服务。按照规 定,所有被大众访问的网站必须拥有ICP备案号,并且该备案号必须显示在网站首页。如果一个网站没有备案号,它可能会被中国主机服务提供商在不通知的情况 下关闭。

    如果一个公司拥有多个域名,可以为这些域名统一申请一个备案号。请在工信部网站查询是否您的域名已有备案。

    我应该申请那种备案类型?

    根据工信部的规定,网站备案有以下两种类型:

    • 经营性网站备案:该备案面向对用户有偿提供信息、商品、或者服务网站。这种备案只有公司实体才可以申请,备案号示例:ICPXXXXXXXX号。
    • 非经营性网站备案:该备案面向不涉及到买卖交易的非商业性网站,比如个人博客等。备案号示例:ICPXXXXXXXX号。

    怎样申请备案?

    建议您通过主机服务供应商或者网络服务供应商来申请备案。作为Cloudflare的合作伙伴,百度提供了网站备案服务(请访问http://su.baidu.com/about/#。您需要准备好必要的文件和材料(参见下面的“所需文件材料”),这样方便您的服务供应商为您进行备案服务。

    所有材料提交之后,通常会在4到8周内获得备案号。时间长短取决于网站类型以及申请备案所在省份。工信部不会为申请备案收取任何费用,但您可能需要支付服务费用给为您代办备案服务的供应商。

    申请ICP备案的流程如下所示:

    所需文件材料

    对于非经营性网站,需要提交:

    • 备案书面文档
    • 网站负责人身份证和照片
    • 域名证书
    • 备案核验单(个人签名)

    对于经营性网站,需要提交:

    • 备案书面文档
    • 网站负责人身份证和照片
    • 域名证书
    • 备案核验单(负责人签名+盖公章)和营业执照

    获取ICP 备案后怎么办?

    在您得到您的备案后,请将网站ICP备案号注明在网站首页下方。

怎样申请备案?

建议您通过主机服务供应商或者网络服务供应商来申请备案。您需要准备好必要的文件和材料(参见下面的“所需文件材料”),这样方便您的服务供应商为您进行备案服务。

所有材料提交之后,通常会在4到8周内获得备案号。时间长短取决于网站类型以及申请备案所在省份。工信部不会为申请备案收取任何费用,但您可能需要支付服务费用给为您代办备案服务的供应商。

申请ICP备案的流程如下所示:

所需文件材料

对于非经营性网站,需要提交:

  • 备案书面文档
  • 网站负责人身份证和照片
  • 域名证书
  • 备案核验单(个人签名)

对于经营性网站,需要提交:

  • 备案书面文档
  • 网站负责人身份证和照片
  • 域名证书
  • 备案核验单(负责人签名+盖公章)和营业执照

获取ICP 备案后怎么办?

在您得到您的备案后,请将网站ICP备案号注明在网站首页下方。

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