After Google, two more American Internet companies announced their decision to pull out of China because of Internet freedom restrictions and censorships imposed by the Chinese authorities on them.
Appearing before a Congressional committee, Christine Jones, executive vice president of Go Daddy, which runs the world's largest domain name service, said the company will no longer register new websites in China.
The move arrives is in response to China's new website ownership rules, which require holders of .Cn domains to provide their personal information, including photographs of themselves to the Chinese government, the company said.
Another company that offers similar services, Network Solutions LLC, also said that it had stopped handling China Web registrations in December, for the same reason.
‘Google's exit a plot’: Google's exit from China is a "deliberate plot", China Daily said on Thursday. The article by Ding Yifan, a researcher at the Development Research Center under the State Council, pointed out that "Google's services in Germany, France, India and other countries are also under scrutiny".
After Google, two more American Internet companies announced their decision to pull out of China because of Internet freedom restrictions and censorships imposed by the Chinese authorities on them.A top Chinese official has said the nation's online population, already the largest in the world, is expected to exceed 500 million in the next two to three years. Three-quarters of the web newcomers over the next few years would be from rural areas, the Global Times newspaper quoted Qian Xiaoqian, vice minister in the State Council's press office, as saying.