Did you know the fact that ....Websites which do not file for an ICP record cannot be accessed in Mainland China?

What Is the ICP License in China (ICP备案)

ICP stands for Internet Content Provider. An ICP license is a state-issued registration that allows a China-based website to legally operate in the country.


Having an ICP license lets you host your website on a server in mainland China. It is required for all businesses that have an e-commerce site and for other types of sites in China.


In fact, all sites hosted on a mainland Chinese server must apply for and receive this license before their site goes live.

Standard ICP

Required for non-profit websites (informational), with this license your site will be available in mainland China, however it does not allow you to sell directly via the Internet.


Commercial ICP

Allows you to own an e-commerce site. Therefore, if you intend to earn income through online sales, advertising or conducting business that involves payment through your platform, you will need a commercial ICP license.


Why You Need an ICP License

Acquiring an ICP license is a legal requirement in China in order to operate a website in mainland China. Having an ICP license also allows you to access a Chinese content delivery network. You can also get hosting services in China with an ICP license, which allows you to have a faster-loading website. Ultimately, having an ICP license allows you to have a better-performing website so that customers take your business more seriously.


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Registration service

The most popular Chinese domains are domains ending with .cn and com.cn . Many Chinese multinational companies  uses .com domains as their HQ site and .com.cn and .cn for their domestic Chinese website.  Cn. is short for China.

Why get a Chinese domain?


There are a number of reasons why any business tapping into the Chinese market should obtain a Chinese domain.  We will explain the two main reasons here:


          1.Protect your IP assets online


Brands face many risks about protecting their IP assets online, the most known domain infringement risk is cyber squatting where people or an entity registers your company domain at low cost and then try to sell it to you at much higher price. This is manipulation of the first-to-file rule in domain registration.  Sometimes your domain could be registered by a competitor who might not even sell you the domain at all. So it is important for companies to protect its company name, product, services and brands through domain name registration of top Chinese.cn domains as early as possible.


          2. Localized online marketing portfolio


The world Wide Web has brought the world closer with the click of a button. Globalisation is happening in all fields of life and particularly in the business world. A crucial step to bring a products/service to the global market is by localizing it to target market. Communicating with the local audience in the way they used to absorb information is vital.


As we know the booming of internet use and online marketing in China, getting an on-line presence in China is the easiest and most cost-effective initial market-entry step. Having a .cn domain definitely gives the edge and delivers the information that “we know how you would like things to be done and we are serious about the Chinese market” . Of course there are much more complicated issues could be explored in terms of localized online portfolio but having a domain is definitely  a very important market-entry step.


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