The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has issued
new internet regulations which could mean that many overseas web sites will be
unavailable to Chinese readers.
MIIT now demands that all domain management companies and internet service
providers (ISPs) tighten controls over domain registration as part of the
government's anti-pornography campaign.
This means that only licensed businesses and state-approved organisations can
register for a web site.
MIIT said that any domain names not registered will not be resolved or
transferred, but the organisation did not explain whether this applied to
overseas web sites as well.