ICP Filing

HuaMin Chen
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Hi,
How can we apply ICP Filing for a Chinese Web-site?
https://www.akamai.com/us/en/products/performance/icp-license.jsp

For one given web-site, how can we check/validate if it is having ICP Filing or not?
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David FavorFractional CTO
Distinguished Expert 2018

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You must follow the ICP filing instructions, which live on the URL you posted.

You'll follow the instructions for your type of Website - commercial or non-commercial.

Likely you'll use an agent like Akamai or some other agent who works with the Chinese government to get your ICP licensing completed.

Note: This can be a complex process, so best you use an agent like Akamai.
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No certificate involved to this, right?
David FavorFractional CTO
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1) You must either file for a license/certificate directly with the Chinese government or through an agent like Akamai.

2) You must provide your Chinese government issued license/certificate for any Chinese hosting company to provide service to you.

3) This means you must have your license/certificate prior to any Chinese hosting company doing business with you.
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David FavorFractional CTO
Distinguished Expert 2018

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Tip: If you ever plan on entering China physically, do not attempt to get around this requirement.

Circumventing this process can get your in deep trouble with the Chinese government.

You should avoid this situation.
HuaMin ChenProblem resolver

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Commented:
Do you mean not to work with ICP Filing if we are not entering Chinese in the web site?

Which is exactly the kind of certificate to be used regarding ICP Filing?
Jackie Man IT Manager
Top Expert 2010

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HuaMin ChenProblem resolver

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Commented:
Thanks.

Does anyone have the procedure to have ICP Filing with Sinnet?
Jackie Man IT Manager
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Have a look at the attached document in Chinese.

From my understanding, the procedure is more or less the same among different service providers as ICP Filing is a censorship system for the Internet in China.

The procedure is as follows:-

You do the preparation and ask your service provider to endorse it using their expertise -> Your service provider will tell from their experience whether you will pass or fail -> Your service provider acting on your behalf to submit the application to the relevant government authorities -> Government authorities will say whether you pass or fail -> On failing, you need to change your content and ask your service provider to re-submit -> On passing, you get an ICP certificate number and you need to make the number visible on every page of your website.

Source: http://beian.netnic.com.cn/user/gotoLoginPage.action
icp.doc
HuaMin ChenProblem resolver

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Commented:
Thanks a lot to this!
Would Sinnet validate if we can get ICP Filing to any domain?
Jackie Man IT Manager
Top Expert 2010

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Would Sinnet validate if we can get ICP Filing to any domain?

Sinnet only helps you to expedite the validation process. Only the Chinese government authorities have the final say.
HuaMin ChenProblem resolver

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Hi Jackie,
Do you mean Sinnet would not finally validate (or approve) the domain?
Jackie Man IT Manager
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Do you mean Sinnet would not finally validate (or approve) the domain?

Sinnet cannot approve your ICP Filing.
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Which authority would validate (or approve) ICP filing?
Jackie Man IT Manager
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Which authority would validate (or approve) ICP filing?

省通信管理局 ("Provincial Communications Administration")
HuaMin ChenProblem resolver

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Is there procedure to approach such department for ICP filing?
IT Manager
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Is there procedure to approach such department for ICP filing?

No need to approach such department. Just use the ICP filing online system from Sinnet and complete the information.

The procedure should be more or less the same as the one below.

https://s3.cn-north-1.amazonaws.com.cn/sinnetcloud/%E5%85%AC%E5%AE%89%E5%A4%87%E6%A1%88/Description+of+ICP+Recordal.pdf

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