4.05. Internet contents provider (ICP) licensing and certification

An ICP license is issued to the company. The ICP certification is issued for the internet content, e.g. Domain name, APP, IP address, etc.

What types of ICP certification you can request will depend on your Chinese company ICP license.

The certification process is for public internet content only. If content is for a company’s internal use and not accessible to the public then certification is not required. If a domain name is being used to access the company’s information over the internet then the domain name may need ICP certification even if it is only login screen.

For more information please see: Chinese ICP certification

Can your business internet site be seen in China: Website testing service


Subject Action Recommended Priority Checked?
Do you need an ICP certification Please check summary list in Chinese ICP certification paper High  
What is type of business Different business will require different ICP certifications High  
Do you have a Chinese business ICP certification is only available to Chinese businesses High  
ICP application ICP application is made to Chinese authorities prior to publishing High  
ICP number ICP needs to be added to your home page High  

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