December 16, 2009
[efoods]China has banned individuals from registering internet domain names in Beijing’s toughest move so far to tighten online censorship.
From Monday, people registering a domain name in China would have to present a company seal and a business licence, the China Internet Network Information Center, a government-backed body, said in a statement.
Service providers said they had started to review their clients for potentially fraudulent or “harmful” individually-owned sites.
“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.
This article was posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 11:14 am