Tuesday, December 15, 2009

China bans individual web domain names

What have China and the CRU got in common. They don't brook dissent and they will use extreme measures to silence those who question them and their motives.
China has banned individuals from registering internet domain names and launched a review of millions of existing personal websites in the toughest government censorship drive so far on the internet.

As of Monday, people applying to register a domain name in China must present a company chop and a business licence, the China Internet Network Information Center, a government-backed body, said in a statement.
Internet service providers said they had started to review their client base for potentially fraudulent or “harmful” individually owned sites. The term “harmful” is often used by the government as a catch-all that covers everything from pornography to anti-state activity.

“We have started to review domain names registered by individuals, as requested by CNNIC,” said an official at HiNet, one of China’s largest internet service providers. Read more.

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