# Friday, March 26, 2010

GoDaddy.com, the top Internet domain name registration company, announced this week that , the company had been hacked "due to a lack of enforcement against criminal activities by the Chinese government." In addition, the Chinese government has been forcing all domain registrars to get photos, business ID and signatures for anyone registering a .cn domain. Speaking before the US Congress this week, Christine Jones, GoDaddy’s lawyer, said “We decided we didn’t want to become an agent of the Chinese government” and has ended its operations selling .cn domain names.

Google and now GoDaddy have both stood up to China. Who is next?

Friday, March 26, 2010 6:30:01 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Saturday, April 3, 2010 9:47:50 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Google make a big thing of why they pulled out of China because of censorship, but they weren't bothered about censorship when they went it, it was only when they discovered that the Chinese were hacking into their systems and trying to steal their source code that they suddenly becamse worried about censorship. So 0 out of 10 for Google in my books but at least now they are out and the Chinese are being shown up for what they are. Well done to Godaddy for pulling out. Who will be next ? Difficult to say - somebody in the information business hopefully, the Chinese government are totally paranoid that they will lose their grip on power and their ability to brainwash their citizens. One day it will change of course but how long will it take I wonder ? Only the Chinese people can decide that one, but I do look forward to the day when the Dalai Lama will be declared the spiritual head of China ! Now that would be an ironic twist of fate or divine intervention, depending on your world view !
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