In any case, it is now not the case that a business can register a domain name. Get this. Businesses are NOT ALLOWED to own .CN domain names. ONLY INDIVIDUALS. I’ll let you all ponder why that may be the case. It is about as hard as figuring out why BBQ’s attract flies.
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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.
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.
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.
Well, the thing is, in China, you have to have a licence to have a website, called an ICP. It costs money if you are commercial, even more money if an e-commerce site, as well as a bank deposit with a certain amount of registered capital. For non commercial entities it is free and no […]