Q: What is the official website for AWS (China)?
www.amazonaws.cn

Q: Who is operating AWS China (Beijing) Region?
AWS China (Beijing) Region is operated by Beijing Sinnet Technology Co., Ltd based out of Beijing and adjacent areas using AWS cloud technologies.

Q: Is the China (Beijing) Region publically available now?
The China (Beijing) Region is publically available to China-based and multinational companies with customers in China.

Q: How do I get access with the China (Beijing) Region?
Please request an account at http://www.amazonaws.cn.

Q: What are the requirements to register for a China (Beijing) region account?
According to Chinese laws and regulators, we need to verify your identity before allowing access to China (Beijing) region. Companies that want to register for a China (Beijing) region account need to provide [1] a valid Chinese business license issued by the Bureau of Industry and Commerce, [2] valid contact information. Once you have completed the registration form, a representative will contact you to follow-up on the registration process.

Q: Can I use my existing AWS Inc. Account to access the China (Beijing) Region?
Customers who wish to use the new Beijing Region are required to sign up for a separate set of account credentials unique to the Beijing Region. Customers with existing AWS credentials will not be able to access resources in the Beijing Region.

Q: What currencies will AWS (China) accept?

The Chinese Yuan is the only accepted currency for the China (Beijing) Region.

Q: What services are available in the China (Beijing) Region?

AWS's Beijing Region operated by Sinnet will support Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon EC2 Container Service (Amazon ECS), Amazon EC2 Container Registry (Amazon ECR), Amazon EC2 Systems Manager, Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon ElastiCache, Amazon Redshift, Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CloudFormation, AWS Storage Gateway, Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), Auto Scaling, Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon Glacier, Amazon Simple Workflow (SWF), AWS Direct Connect, AWS Config, AWS CloudTrail, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Amazon Kinesis, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), AWS Management Console, and AWS Premium Support. Our SLA guarantees a Monthly Uptime Percentage of at least 99.95% for Amazon EC2 and 99.9% for Amazon S3 within a Region.

Please find more details about the SLA at the following location on AWS China site:

http://www.amazonaws.cn/en/legal/sla
http://www.amazonaws.cn/legal/sla

Q: Do I need to file for ICP Recordal or ICP License if I want to host public content on AWS (China)?

Yes. In accordance with Chinese law and regulations, if you use AWS (China) to host a website providing non-commercial Internet information services, you must undertake filing procedures for a non-commercial website (an “ICP Recordal”) at the relevant government authority. If you use AWS (China) to host a website providing commercial Internet information services, you must obtain a value-added telecommunications license for a commercial website (an “ICP License”) from the relevant government authority. We may require you to produce your ICP Recordal or ICP License, as applicable, before you use AWS (China) to host public content.

Sinnet in an IDC-licensed provider responsible for supporting and verifying ICP Recordals and ICP Licenses for AWS (China) customers. Sinnet provides this support service at no additional charge, but AWS (China) customers are responsible for any fees imposed by the applicable governmental authorities. To learn more about the filing process, please refer to Sinnet website at http://en.sinnet.com.cn/home/service/records/55

Q: What is new of credit card validation step in sign-up?

AWS (China) Beijing Region Operated by Sinnet is introducing an updated registration process for our customers, whereby we will include a prompt for entry of Credit card details to help support identity validation during sign up.