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Old 15th December 2009, 10:27 PM
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Re: China Tightens Internet Control in the Name of Fighting Porn, Piracy, and Cybercr

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Originally Posted by sunsei21 View Post
mainly the same story without the cnnic info http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/bc9684f6-e...nclick_check=1 focus on stopping individual registration.
Then you've missed the significance of this post entirely. This is the first time a journalist has confirmed in print that China will apply for .网络 and .公司. Two extensions that already are being used as .com and .net within China.

Personally, I see this as a direct challenge from China at Verisign's legitimate rights over the .com and .net. Considering people within China already view these extensions as .com and .net, this really is going to get confusing. I believe that's what China really wants.

I think China wants .中国/.网络/.公司 to be the top extensions within China and Verisign's version of .com/.net as 4th and 5th rate domains. Whether Icann or Verisign will be spineless and allow this to happen remains to be seen.

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Originally Posted by Ryu
It's more difficult to guess what other countries would do or would not do.
Actually it's not. Right now the GNSO is writing their draft for the implementation of top level .IDN introduction. The final draft will be delivered to the GNSO on January 7th. Right now would be the time to speak up if a country wants to challenge Verisign's rights to the .com and .net. China is the only country being as aggressive as they are.

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Originally Posted by sbe18
if some billionaire in Taiwan wants to own 100 new tld's ....in chinese, 185,000 is good for each...and ICANN will take the money gladly.
This has no comparison to what China is trying to do. If China were applying for .北京 it would be a different story. But they are aggresively going to go after the .com and .net.

Not fear-mongering as I have Chinese names and want them to do well. I'm just saying as a matter of fact. "This is going to get interesting."
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