China issues new Internet regulations

China banned individuals this month from registering Websites ending in .cn, China's country code.

China issues new Internet regulations

China has issued new Internet regulations.

The Ministry of Industry and Information Techonology ordered domain management institutions and Internet service providers to tighten control over domain name registration, in a three-phase plan laid out on its website (www.miit.gov.cn) late on Sunday.

"Domain names that have not registered will not be resolved or transferred," it said.

The rules did not specify whether the new measure applies to overseas websites, but local media reported the risk that overseas sites that have not registered could also be blocked.

"If some legal foreign websites could not be logged onto because they haven't registrated with MIIT, it would be a pity for the Internet, which is meant to connect the whole world," the Beijing News said on Tuesday.

China banned individuals this month from registering Websites ending in .cn, China's country code.


Reuters

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