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Google abandons Kazakhstan

From the Google blog:

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Last month, the Kazakhstan Network Information Centre notified us of an order issued by the Ministry of Communications and Information in Kazakhstan that requires all .kz domain names, such as google.kz, to operate on physical servers within the borders of that country. This requirement means that Google would have to route all searches on google.kz to servers located inside Kazakhstan.

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So we have decided to redirect users that visit google.kz to google.com in Kazakh. Unfortunately, this means that Kazakhstani users will experience a reduction in search quality as results will no longer be customized for Kazakhstan.
According to the KazNIC rules (which are dated Sept. 7, 2010), if you own a .kz domain (or I suppose a .каз domain), you need to make sure your server is located in Kazakhstan.

One more advantage of .com/.ком, I suppose (if you ignore the PROTECT IP Act discussion on another thread).

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According to the KazNIC rules (which are dated Sept. 7, 2010), if you own a .kz domain (or I suppose a .каз domain), you need to make sure your server is located in Kazakhstan.

One more advantage of .com/.ком, I suppose (if you ignore the PROTECT IP Act discussion on another thread).

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Old 8th June 2011, 06:26 AM
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Re: Google abandons Kazakhstan

Of course, they could provide customised results for Kazakhstan on a .com too.
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