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Developing a Website In China

 3:57 am on Sep 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

I'm not sure im posting on the right board- New at webmasterworld.

I Have read many threads that have been posted here regarding hosting a website in mainland china. I wish to build a website in Chinese for Chinese audience. Its a simple company profile website that i wish will appear on baidu.

Its seems that there are many experienced members here who have "been there,done that". If someone can recommend a descent company that can help with the whole process of buying a Chinese domain, translating and building the website- It would help me alot.

Ive searched Google but haven't found something satisfying.




 4:26 am on Sep 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld Nadav.

The reason you won't find any threads recommending specific companies in China on WebmasterWorld for this sort of work is that we have discouraged them. Essentially we have tried to have discussions about business, but we don't actually conduct business in the forums. That doesn't mean that some of our members might not send you a private message with their personal recommendation... ;)

You don't necessarily need to use a Chinese company to do this sort of work. If you're more comfortable working in English you can certainly use a developer outside China and then use a translator for the content.


 10:37 am on Sep 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

Are you registered as a company in mainland China? If not you might be unable to apply for the ICP license, which is required for any site physically hosted on a mainland Chinese server


 11:11 am on Sep 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

thanks Bill and Seo4china for your reply.

No, im not a registered company in mainland china but i read on former posts that it is possible to apply for icp license and register it on you personal name. - isnt it so nowadays?
also it was written that a local Chinese company that there expertise is in this field can apply for you.


 6:52 am on Sep 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

My web hosting company applied for my ICP license as part of the hosting package. It's a trivial process in most cases.


 5:27 pm on Sep 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

now£¬if you choose the webhost abroad£¬you need not have an ICP.


 12:02 am on Sep 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

It is not as trivial now. Since the new ICP system comes into existence in July this year, they want to make sure that the site owner provides the necessary licenses for applying for the ICP license. You can check the following blog post for some details:



 2:10 am on Sep 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

now if you choose the webhost abroad you need not have an ICP.

That was the case before as well. You only needed the ICP license for hosting within China.

It is not as trivial now.

Thank you for that update. I knew that the application for .cn domains became a lot more strict this year, but I wasn't aware of how that tied into the ICP license. They have added several more layers of bureaucracy to the process.

Can a lot of this still be handled by the local hosting company?


 4:43 am on Sep 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

I would also like to know

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