Go Daddy to China: No More Domains for You

Thursday Mar 25th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff
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The Internet company takes a stand alongside Google in standing up to the Chinese government's practices.

PCWorld: Google is no longer the only Internet company refusing to comply with the Chinese government's demands; Go Daddy says it will no longer register domains from the country.

In order to continue operating in China, the People's Republic required Go Daddy to send the government color headshots, business identification documents, and physically signed registration forms from anyone who wanted to register a domain.

"The intent of the new procedures appeared, to us, to be based on a desire by the Chinese authorities to exercise increased control over the subject matter of domain name registrations by Chinese nationals," explained company executive VP Christine Jones in testimony before Congress. "We are concerned for the security of the individuals affected by CNNIC's new requirements, as well as for the chilling effect we believe the requirements will have on new .CN domain name registrations."

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