China has rapidly become one of the biggest E-commerce markets in the world. As an entrepreneur, registering your business website may seem a must-to-do when entering the Chinese market. However, when you wanted to buy a domain name in China. The domain name must file the website with the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information (MIIT).
How to register a Business Website in China?
Set up a Subsidiary in China
Entrepreneurs will first need to set up a subsidiary in China. Whether to set up one’s own website, or open a store presence on Chinese e-commerce platforms such as Tmall and JingDong. Entrepreneurs need to submit their business license copy to MIIT. When you are completing the website registration and filing procedures.
Get a Domain Name
Selecting a domain name can be one of the most important steps in establishing your brand or business. The domain name is often one of the first things someone sees. In fact, a good domain name can affect the impression of your website and your brand. A carefully chosen domain name may increase user interest and drive web traffic. However, Entrepreneurs have to check with the domain name registrar or administrator whether they have the approval from MIIT.
Web hosting are companies that provide space on a server owned or leased for use by clients. As well as providing Internet connectivity and typically in a data center. Entrepreneurs can use either Shared Hosting or Virtual Private Server. The difference between the two servers is that entrepreneurs are able to get more control of the server with a virtual private server.
Internet Content Provider (ICP) Filing Procedures
As per the requirement of Chinese Government all websites hosted in China have to file the website in MIIT. Applicants need to fill in the company information form and submit business license. The filing procedure may take 3 to 20 days to get the approval from the Ministry. After obtaining the approval, a unique ICP recording code will be assigned to the website. And indicating that the website has been approved.
Using a Foreign Website
If Entrepreneurs is using a foreign website, or hosting a website outside China. In addition, the website without going through the MIIT filing procedure. Sorry to let you know the website is completely not accessible in China. Or simply says it cannot be found in Baidu, China Local Search Engine. Unless someone is using VPN software to circumvent the blockage.
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