When we publish a website in China, it is necessary to apply for an ICP license to the Industrial Information Technology Department (abbreviated as MIIT) of the Chinese government. By acquiring an ICP license in advance, you can register a website on Baidu, a Chinese search engine, and expect visitors from a natural search in China.
Table of contents
- What If you do not have an ICP license?
- Non-management ICP and management ICP
- Preparation for ICP application
You can not register your web site on Baidu, the largest search engine in China.
It is very difficult to attract visitors to the site because it is not displayed in the search results.
In addition, there are risks such as closing of websites and fines.
Non-management ICP and management ICP
You need to apply for a non-manufacturability license if you want to release the company homepage.
For financial settlement sites, game sites, and SaaS-type services, a business license is required.
Currently, e-Commerce web sites are interpreted as being out of business by using an external payment institution such as UnionPay or WeChatPay, but it is necessary to consider the possibility that the MIT interpretation will change in the future.
Preparation for ICP application
To apply for an ICP
- ID of person in charge for the website.
- Domain name managed by Chinese domain administrator
Domains acquired outside China such as your name .com or GoDaddy need to be migrated to a domain management company in China. The application procedure takes two to three weeks. After the application procedure is complete, you can register in the Baidu index.
It's a complicated procedure but BE Labo wourl be happy to support you. Please feel free to contact us if you are considering operating a website in China.