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ICP @ Requirement

please read these before you purchase China hosting

The China government has announced that they wish to further enhance the authenticity, accuracy of domain name registration information.

ICP Licensing Requirements
All websites hosted in China are required to register for an internet content provider (ICP) license, this is also known as a 备案 (Bei An).

An ICP license or 备案 is basically a permit issued by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to operate a website in mainland China. All websites must clearly display the 备案 number on their homepage.

ICP licenses can be obtained directly at the Ministry of Information website -http://www.miibeian.gov.cn (Chinese only). The Ministry of Information Site is unfortunately only available in Chinese.

Clients can register an ICP licence via our HaBangNet online forms also. (English/ Chinese). As HaBangNet was a registered Service Provider in China, with Datacenter license.

Very Important - Domain Ownership must be able to verify by CNNIC, if not, the domain can't be use for ICP filling.

Domain Name Registered via a USA or Europe Registrar (eg. GoDaddy, NameCheap or ENOM) CANNOT be use for ICP Filling, since ICP filling require Domain Ownership verify, which can only issue from a China base Domain Registrar. Please contact our ICP Filling staff to transfer-in your domain to a China base Domain Registrar before the process for the ICP Filling.

Note that Application for an ICP license requires a valid Chinese business license.
Businesses can register multiple websites under a single license number (or multiple numbers if new website licenses are required at a later date).

Once the application is submitted to the MIIT, we will be asked by them to confirm the information, and it is submitted to the Applicant Province ICP Bureau for approval.
It can take anything from a couple of weeks or 1 month for the application to be review and approved by the ICP Bureau. We recommend that if registration is urgent, you avoid doing so around major Chinese holidays (Spring Festival, National Day, etc), as submissions typically take longer around those times.

And also some Province ICP Bureau in China, require your domain must be filed with China Cyber Bureau first before you can hosted the website, if not, your domain cannot be added to the Whitelist system at the Datacenter. More information on China Cyber Bureau can be locate at http://www.beian.gov.cn/portal/index (Currently the site is only available in Chinese). Different Province in China got different requirement, normally big city in China eg. Beijing, Shanghai, Chong Qing and Guangdong, need more information and requirement than others Province.

If an application is rejected, reasons will be sent to the applicants email address for further modifications and re-submission. Typically applications are rejected due to incorrect information being supplied, rather than other reasons. Do also ensure your service hosting period is not less than 60 days before due. As this can also be the case being rejected. We recommend customers, if you intend to apply for ICP license, please go with at least 1 Year Hosting Service Contract (Prepayment Term 1 Year) on your current service to avoid any rejection on your application due to service period does not meet the requirement term by ICP.

To avoid any issues, we prefer to handle the application process for our clients.
Clients will need to provide us with the relevant application information in a timely manner so that we can assist you with applying for the license.

As a reminder, all websites are required to clearly display the ICP license on their home page at all times.

We are required by the government to regularly check that all our clients comply with this requirement.

If a license is not displayed on the website, or the license number has some discrepancies, eg is an incorrect/invalid number, your site is liable be turned off without prior warning, and will display our ICP registration requirement page.

If your site has been disabled in this manner, you will need to contact our support staff, and have us confirm that a valid license number has been added to the site before we are allowed to re-enable your website. We cannot make any exceptions to these procedures, so please make sure that your site is fully compliant with Chinese law to avoid unnecessary difficulty.

Do Note, your ICP can only be hosted within our own network, if system detect your website was hosted elsewhere and not from our network range of IP, your ICP will be immediately being void and canceled without any notice. If you using something eg CloudFlare, the system will canceled your ICP also.

To avoid application being rejected, please ensure your current Active service with us, service period must be more than 60 days before next due Date, if not your application will directly being rejected with no further notice. SO PLEASE TAKE NOTE ON THIS REMINDER TO AVOID ANY MISUNDERSTANDING. That's was one of the main reason why China Host only accept YEARLY service contract period on hosting.

Contact us for more information about ICP licensing and registration.

Last updated on 01/12/2019

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