Chinese Internet Information Management Office Established For Domain Registration Management

The Chinese government is establishing a department to manage internet information that “will oversee telecom service providers in their efforts to improve the management of registration of domain names, distribution of IP addresses, registration of websites and Internet access” Xinhua reports.

The department will be called the State Internet Information Office and “will direct, coordinate and supervise online content management and handle administrative approval of businesses related to online news reporting” China’s State Council General Office announced.

As well as providing guidance and assistance in the development of online activities, including “the development of online gaming, online video and audio businesses and online publication industries” it will also undertake some censorship-related activities working “to implement the policies of internet communication and promote legal system construction in this field.”

To read the Xinhua report in full, see:
news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2011-05/04/c_13857911.htm.

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