There seems to be a lot of confusion and old information floating around about what is or isn’t an ICP may be and what is needed to get one and then as announced today – additional steps needed during the actual application process.
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With new regulations enforced by MIIT, Internet Service Providers are obliged to conform to the current ICP application procedure. Specifications are as follows:
Previously you would have to decide between a “normal” ICP as needed for all business online properties. Or a “commercial” ICP for doing trades/shopping cart/ecommerce.
A former client of mine who was involved in a new venture recently quizzed me as to whether or not “We require clients to undertake the Cultural Understanding Course” if they do hosting and services with us?
There has been a bit of a maelstrom recently regarding the use of .CN and ICP certificates all on top of the existing confusion.
So to try and set the record straight I am going to give a nice little walk through the pages of history and clearly state the facts of the matter from the inception until the present. And hopefully not only explain what the situation is, yet also how it came about and the anthropology of how we got to the situation that we have today.
We do have one client though, who has a social media site based around book reviews, summaries and content quality. Well it is a recipe for problems. Today we had a govt take down notice because a book title “The Dirty Nature of the Chinese Government” was summarised by some Chinese speaking person somewhere in the world.
While no way near as cool or professional as my stint in CNN a couple of years back. It is still cool though; http://drupal.org/node/357715