China halts domain names registration for individuals

Tuesday 15 December 2009 | 12:09 CET | News
Chinese individuals have been banned from registering personal domain names and those who already have personal websites could lose them, according to the South China Morning Post citing a Chinese government regulation which recently came into effect. The regulation states ISPs are no longer allowed to host individually owned websites and that only businesses with operating licences or government-authorised organisations may now have websites. The China Internet Network Information Centre, which supervises domain name registration, said the measure stemmed from concern over widespread

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Countries: China
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