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US internet company quits China

Go Daddy, the world's largest domain name registration company, will cease registering websites in China in response to rules that require applicants to provide extensive personal data, including photographs of themselves.

The company believes the rules are an effort by China to increase monitoring and surveillance of website content and could put individuals who register their sites with the firm at risk.

It says they will have a ''chilling effect'' on domain name registrations.

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JoelR3099d ago

*Yawn* Big loss there...