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GoDaddy follows Google

With China's views on the Internet becoming ever more unpopular with western companies, another Internet giant has decided to halt its business in China, according to PC World. The world's leading domain registrar, GoDaddy, has announced that it will stop registering .cn domains in China. This news coming just a few days after Google decided to shutdown its servers in China.

Their main concern is that the rules within China, that require customers to provide a greater amount of personal data, are being used to "monitor and control the legitimate activities of its citizens", said Christine Jones, general counsel of the GoDaddy group.

Ms Jones spoke at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China and added, "The intent of the procedures appeared, to us, to be based on a desire by the Chinese authorities to exercise increased control over the subject matter of domain name registrations by Chinese nationals."

China's domain-name authority, the CNNIC, warned GoDaddy that if they did not start providing additional information such as; photo identification and physical signatures, the domain names would stop working. Which led to GoDaddy stopping the registering of new .cn domain names.

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