What is ICP Filing?

According to the “Regulations on Internet Information Service of the People's Republic of China”, the domains without ICP recordal or ICP license shall not provide Internet information service. If your domain name is publicly accessed through the servers of NWCD or SINNET, you should apply for ICP recordal by SINNET or NWCD.

Brief introduction on the filing process

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Register for and log in to the filing system

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Verify filing type

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Fill in the ICP recordal information and submit materials

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Primary review by NWCD/SINNET

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Obtain the approval of the Authority

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Open 80/8080/443 Ports

  • Instructions on ICP recordal
  • ICP recordal application process
  • FAQs
  • Download ICP Recordal Materials
  • Contact us
  • Instructions on ICP recordal
  • Q: Why should I do ICP recordal?
    A: According to Article 4 of the Measures for the Management of Internet Information Services (No.292 Decree of the State Council), the State manages all commercial Internet content provision services through an ICP licensing system, and manages all non-commercial internet content provision services through an ICP recordal system. Those who have not obtained the ICP license or have not performed the ICP recordal procedures are not allowed to engage in Internet content provision services.

    Q: How can I confirm whether I apply for ICP recordal through Sinnet or NWCD?
    A: If your domain name is publicly accessed through the servers in the Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) region operated by NWCD, please apply for ICP recordal through NWCD.
    If your domain name is publicly accessed through the servers in the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) region operated by SINNET, please apply for ICP recordal through Sinnet.

    Q: How to check if a domain name or entity has been got ICP recordal?
    A: Log in to https://beian.miit.gov.cn, the website of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, find the Public Query at the lower right corner, and then click "Record Information Query" on the left side to check whether the domain name or entity has been filed.

    Q: My Company’s registered address is in city A, and our office is in city B, do I need to go back to city A for ICP recordal?
    A: Yes, but the client only needs to submit the appropriate information instead of the on-site application, and Western Cloud Data or Sinnet Technology will submit the requirements of ICP filing to the Authority where the client's business license is located for review.

    Q: If the actual office address is not the same as the business license address, which one shall prevail when applying for ICP filing?
    A: ICP recordal information will be submitted to the Communications Authority corresponding to the business license address, please fill in the actual office address and business license address of the same province.

    Q: How long does it take for ICP recordal?
    A: After the application materials are found to be correct, the information will be submitted to the Authority by NWCD or SINNET. Since the review time of local authorities may be different, the ICP recordal review (from the application to be submitted to the Authority to being approved), generally takes 3 to 20 working days.
    Notes: some provincial authorities' review period are estimated as follows; please refer to the authority's final review time
    3 Weeks: Gansu, Yunnan
    2 Weeks: Beijing, Sichuan, Hubei, Tianjin, Jiangxi, Guangxi, Guangdong, Chongqing
    1 week: Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Henan, Shaanxi, Anhui, Fujian, Guizhou, Liaoning

  • ICP recordal application process
  • If your domain name is publicly accessed through the servers in the Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) region operated by NWCD, please apply for ICP recordal through NWCD. Please refer to the ICP recordal application process of NWCD, and visit the website of NWCD for more details.

    If your domain name is publicly accessed through the servers in the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) region operated by SINNET, please apply for ICP filing through SINNET. Please refer to the ICP recordal application process of SINNET, and visit the website of SINNET for more details.

  • FAQs
  • Please visit the website of NWCD for FAQs related to ICP recordal by NWCD.

    Please visit the website of SINNET for FAQs related to ICP recordal by SINNET.

  • Download ICP Recordal Materials
  • Please visit the website of NWCD to download materials of ICP recordal by NWCD.

    Please visit the website of SINNET to download materials of ICP recordal by SINNET.

  • Contact us
  • Contact SINNET ICP team, please follow below information:
    Tel: 10100766-4  E-mail: sin-icp@sinnet.com.cn

    Contact NWCD ICP team, please follow below information:
    Tel: 10100966-4 E-mail: icp@nwcdcloud.cn