People’s Republic of China Makes It Harder To Register Domain Names

China-flagThe People’s Republic of China has banned citizens from being able to register personal domain names. Those who already own personal domain names in China may even have to give them up. Government regulations are forcing this limitation on domain name registrations. The Chinese government is cracking down on domain name registration in order to limit inappropriate content.

The China Internet Network Information Center banned the Internet domain name registration for personal use unless licensed businesses or state-approved organizations need them. Everyone else that wants to register a .CN domain name has to personally fill out an application form with the company seal, ID photocopy, and business license.

I think that this a major setback for Internet entrepreneurship in China. What are your thoughts? Leave a comment.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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