December 17th, 2009
The Chinese government has been notorious for banning websites, due to protests or any other official reasons, but looks like they have now pulled a huge rabbit out of the hat, by banning registrations of domains by individuals.
According to a official post by CNNIC, the official registrar in China, users who want to register domains will have to go through a lengthy process of submitting official documents and what not. However, this should mostly likely affect .cn domains. That makes me wonder whether GoDaddy is blocked in China?
Will the Internet be next?
It seems that while the internet is a tremendously useful tool for the elite, it is also a double edge sword, and the only media outlet where other opinions and thoughts are freely available.
At least for now...