GoDaddy Not Registering Chinese Domain Names Any More

March 25, 2010, By Atul Roach

GoDaddy, one of the most popular names to register domains on the internet has decided not to register .cn (Chinese) domain names in the future. GoDaddy has clarified that the decision hasn’t got anything to do with Google’s stance against the Chinese administration. GoDaddy is just not interested in acting as the agent of the Chinese government any more.

China’s new restrictions demand sharing of more personal information from the registrants and GoDaddy is in no mood to oblige. As per the company resources, the new set of rules are intended at increasing surveillance of web site content and this could breach a registrants privacy, putting people at risk.

GoDaddy made its decision public before the Congressional Executive Commission on China, which is currently holding a hearing about the Google ‘saga’ and general internet control.

The hearing is an obvious consequence of the spat between Google and China where Google is planning to close all operations in Beijing in the name of free speech by April 10. [via: Mashable]

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