domain names

China’s Domain-Name Limits: Web Censorship?

From Time: The year 2009 will not be remembered as the year Chinese censors decided to lighten up. This week, the Chinese agency that oversees the country’s Internet-domain-name registry announced it will limit the system...

Inaccurate Report Sparks Fears China May Split Net – Sumner Lemon

From (link): Western media was abuzz Wednesday with reports, citing an English-language story on the Web site of the official People’s Daily newspaper, that China plans to create a set of Chinese-language domain names as part of a bid to split China off from the Internet. There was just one problem: the story wasn’t […]

Did China Create Its Own Domain Names? – Stephen Lawson

From PCWorld (link): ICANN denies reports that China established its own Internet domains. China’s Ministry of Information Industry has established a set of new top-level and second-level domain names, according to People’s Daily Online, the Web site of the official People’s Daily newspaper. The new domain name system took effect today, according to the report. […]

China creates own Net domains – Hiawatha Bray

From the Boston Globe (link): Internet authorities in China have set up a new family of Chinese-language alternatives to .com and other popular Internet address domains. It’s a move that bypasses the US-sponsored organization that controls address information for the global Internet, and some analysts fear that it could enhance China’s ability to censor its […]



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