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July, 2010

  • 9 July

    Chinese government renews Google’s license

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    Google announced today that the Chinese government has renewed its license to operate as an Internet content provider, meaning that the search engine will continue to operate in China. Earlier this year, Google strongly considered leaving the country due to its strict Internet censorship, and began redirecting Chinese users to …

March, 2010

  • 26 March

    Symantec: China is number-one source of malware


    According to a recent study conducted by Symantec, more malware originates from China than any other country– 28.2%, in fact. Close behind China is Romania, which is responsible for 21.1% of malware. Next was the United States at 13.8%. Symantec found that although the majority of malware appears to come …

  • 25 March

    Go Daddy to stop offering .cn domains

    In a Google-esque move, Go Daddy will no longer offer .cn domains to customers. The announcement was made by spokesperson Christine Jones during a testimony to Congress yesterday. The domain registrar made its decision in light of China’s increasingly strict registration requirements, including copies of identification and in some cases, …

  • 2 March

    Rod Beckstrom to visit China

    Rod Beckstrom is scheduled to visit China for two days next week. This will be the ICANN CEO’s first trip to the country since assuming his post last year. A number of things are on the agenda. A major point of discussion will be China’s plans to launch its own …

February, 2010

  • 24 February

    More restrictions placed on .cn registration

    China, which has seen rapid growth on its .cn domain, has made news lately for its attempts to cut down on illicit .cn websites. Recently, new rules were instituted requiring prospective domain owners to submit paper application. Now the People’s Republic has gone even further. Domain applicants will now be …

  • 11 February

    China takes more steps to censor .cn domain

    China has been cracking down on pornographic and other illicit content on its .cn domain lately, but now the country has taken things one step further. The government has hired some 600 temporary workers to manually check all 14 million names on the extension for pornography and inaccurate registration records. …

January, 2010

  • 6 January

    Chinese government takes two popular domains offline

    Yesterday evening, Chinese web portal IT168.com and a similar social networking site, 51.com, both went offline. This is not normal downtime, however. Rather, the registrar of the two .coms is claiming the names were “rendered unable to resolve” at the request of the Chinese government. China has a long history …

December, 2009

  • 18 December

    China shuts down 775 adult domains

    In an effort to put a stop to online pornography, the Chinese government has shut down 775 pornographic domains in the last three days. This swift action is the result of the country’s new domain name complaint center, where concerned citizens can rat out adult websites. The center is operated …

  • 15 December

    .HK applies for Chinese IDN

    The .hk domain registry has submitted an application to ICANN to allow the registration of IDNs in Chinese. For years registrants have been able to register all but the domain suffix in Chinese. Once the application is approved, no Latin characters will need to be typed to visit a .hk …

November, 2009

  • 25 November

    New $29.5 million Fujitsu data center headed to China

    Technology company Fujitsu has announced plans to open a $29.5 million data center in the Guangdong province of China. The firm is also currently building data centers in several other locales, including Perth and Melbourne. In order to make the facility a reality, Fujitsu signed a number of cooperative agreements …

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