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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

China And Foreign Websites

China’s Latest Proposed Internet Regulations Would Make Foreign Websites Impossible to Reach

Josh Horwitz | March 29, 2016

China’s list of blocked websites and internet services is already big, and it continues to grow. But a potential new law could make it far larger.
On March 25, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), which oversees China’s internet and telecommunications sectors, publicly released a draft regulation that outlines rules on domain name registrations for websites.
The majority of the document elaborates on existing regulations—introduced in 2004 and updated regularly—about operating domain name registrars. Much of it is expected. For example the draft states that all registrars issuing domain names from China must obtain a license from the MIIT or another government body, set up “a management system” from within the nation’s borders, and obtain the personal information of a domain name’s operator.


<more at; related articles and links: (Internet Domain Name Management Rules (Opinion-seeking Revision Draft). March 29, 2016) and (A brief history of China’s campaign to enforce real-name registration online. February 5, 2015)>

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