ICP Beian License

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Licence ICP

Registering a domain name in China is simple. But using it on a commercial website that can be accessed from mainland China’s internet network isn’t. The domain name holder must obtain an Internet Content Provider (ICP) certification number.

WHAT IS ICP LICENSE?

Licence ICP pour la Chine

An ICP Beian number allows you to host your website in China. Internet Content Provider (ICP) license is issued by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and authorizes websites to operate in China.

There are two types of ICP license:

  • ICP Beian (or Bei’An) license : Generally meant for non-commercial websites, it can also be sufficient for many e-commerce websites. 95% of e-commerce websites currently use ICP Beian;
  • Commercial ICP license (or ICP Zheng): This license is very difficult to obtain and is only required for large Chinese e-commerce sites.

This system was introduced by the Telecommunications Regulations of the People’s Republic of China adopted in September 2000. All websites sharing content from Chinese servers are legally required to obtain an ICP number. Otherwise, Chinese internet service providers will automatically block the website.

The two main reasons you need ICP license:

  • Prevent blocking: China’s firewall blocks websites without an ICP license;
  • Host in China: benefit from a fast-loading website hosted in China.

CONDITIONS FOR OBTAINING AN ICP BEIAN LICENSE

Since January 1, 2018, new rules have come into effect that impact new ICP applications and potentially existing license holders who are not in compliance with the updated regulations:

  • A company must establish a legal commercial entity in China. This includes a list with the manager in charge and other staff members. The hosting or CDN provider must validate customer information before providing hosting or CDN services.

  • The company must register its domain name in China. The domain name registration system must correspond to the ICP, IP, and domain name information management platform (Beian platform) of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China (MIIT). Services will only be provided if the registered domain name matches the one in the Beian system.

Not complying with these regulations may lead to the ICP application being rejected. Companies that circumvent the new regulations run the risk of having their domains blocked or blacklisted by the MIIT. The complete process must be approved by the Chinese government in order to obtain the coveted Holy Grail of license:

  • THE REGISTRY MUST HAVE THESE EXTENSIONS AUTHORIZED ON CHINESE TERRITORY
  • THE REGISTRAR/HOST MUST BE A CHINESE ENTITY
  • THE DOMAIN NAME HOLDER MUST ALSO BE LOCAL

SAFEBRANDS OFFER – ICP BEIAN LICENSE

Each request is unique and considered on a case-by-case basis. A feasibility audit will be carried out first in order to offer customized service for your specific needs.

  • ICP BEIAN WITHOUT HOSTING: DO YOU HAVE YOUR .CN DOMAIN?

    SafeBrands is one of the few non-Chinese registrars to have obtained official accreditation from Chinese authorities to register .CN domains with ASCII characters and ideograms.

    This position has enabled us to partner with a local service provider to offer a complete service. This allows international companies wishing to operate a .CN website for Chinese internet users to obtain their ICP Beian license, which is sufficient for commercial websites and usable by both individuals and companies.

    At this time, SafeBrands is only accepting Beian ICP applications for .COM and .CN domains.

  • ICP BEIAN WITH WEBHOSTING

    If you don’t have hosting, SafeBrands provides dedicated hosting (PaaS mode), which conforms to local requirements, via our Chinese provider.

    OFFERVCPUMEMORYDISKTRAFFICPrice / month* (excl. taxes)
    Premium2450 Go50 Mbps70,00 €
    Advance48100 Go50 Mbps140,00 €
    Pro816500 Go50 Mbps325,00 €
    Master1632500 Go**50 Mbps580,00 €

    (*) This price includes only hosting.
    (**) Cannot exceed 500 GB.

    These four hosting packages are compatible with the following environments :

    • Linux Debian 8.9 – 8.11 – 9.6 – 9.8 – 64 bit | Nord 2 Beijing – Sud 1 Shenzhen – Est 2 Shangaï
    • Linux CentOS 6.9 – 6.10 – 7.2 – 7.3 – 7.4 – 7.5 – 7.6 – 64 bits | Nord 2 Beijing – Sud 1 Shenzhen – Est 2 Shangaï
    • Windows 2016 Data Center 64bits English version et Chinese Version | Nord 2 Beijing – Sud 1 Shenzhen – Est 2 Shangaï
    • Windows 2019 Data Center 64bits English version et Chinese Version | Nord 2 Beijing – Sud 1 Shenzhen – Est 2 Shangaï

BESOIN D’INFORMATION COMPLEMENTAIRE ?

SafeBrands, as an accredited .CN registrar and an ICP Beian application service provider, is available to provide any further information. Feel free to contact our account managers using our online form, by email at domaines@safebrands.com, or by phone at +1 514-600-6124 or +33 (0)1 80 82 82 60.

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