China is a special case. If you serve your content into mainland China from outside the Great Firewall, the speed and reliability of your online service will be low, resulting in a bad user experience. TurboBytes solves this problem by delivering your content from high-capacity POPs inside mainland China, as part of our global multi-CDN network.
|CDNs serving from outside China||CDNs serving from inside China|
100 - 300ms
40 - 60ms
Yes. The Chinese government requires all domains that serve content from servers located in mainland China to have a ICP license in place.
The domain (eg. domain.com) needs to be registered with a registar in mainland China and the domain must be hosted in mainland China (eg. if you want to use something.cdndomain.com on the CDNs, you must have at least a single web page on http://cdndomain.com hosted on a server in China and your ICP license number must be visible on that page). Also, a ICP license is only handed out to Chinese entities/companies. If you don't have a business entity in China, you can't get a ICP license. And last but not least: the application for the license needs to be done in Chinese language.
You will receive a response from the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology approximately 20 days after submission of your application. The response can be that you get the license, or a rejection of your application (sometimes you need to provide more info/documents).
Visit the official ICP license website for more information. Your Chinese domain registar or hosting provider may also be able to help.
The license itself is free, but you may have costs for getting outside help to fill out the application in Chinese language.
We aim to provide as much useful information as possible, but we don't provide services to (help you) actually get the ICP license.
Yes, and this will happen in 2015, likely in Q2.