In the midst of development of the Google vs. China saga, the world’s largest domain registration company GoDaddy.com ceased any further registration of domains in China. As per the company, this move is because of the increased monitoring of websites in China by the government. That’s not all, domain registration in the country now even requires extensive personal information and even a photograph of the registrant.
After Google, GoDaddy becomes the second company to join the fight against China’s censorship policies, which both companies believe to be highly inappropriate. Considering that GoDaddy handles the registration of over 40 million domain names, this move might send a message to the rest of the world.