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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

China Prepares to Launch Alternate Internet

The Chinese government has announced plans to launch an alternate Internet root system with new Chinese character domains for dot-com and dot-net. This may mean that Chinese Internet users will no longer rely on ICANN, the U.S.-backed domain name administrator, and, as one commentator notes, could be the beginning of the end of the globally interoperable Internet.

Read more (via slashdot)



3 Comments:

  • While I can understand their reasons for doing such thing, I just hope they aren't doing it just to control what people from China can actually browsing.

    By Anonymous Enis Sahinovic, at 1:53 PM  

  • This is only going to create more problems.

    By Anonymous Azhar, at 3:21 AM  

  • I don't think this will make any difference. The chines will be more isolated maybe ... but who cares anyway

    By Blogger Tarek, at 8:02 AM  

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