Google already pulled the plug when it comes to abide by the censorship rules set by the Chinese government. Initially Google just redirected traffic from censured Google.cn to Google.com.hk in Hong Kong, uncensured. It didn’t take many hours before the Chinese censorship authorities put their own censuring in place though, and so, Google remains censured in China (against Google’s own will).
GoDaddy, another American company and the biggest domain registrar in the world, just announced they will stop offering .cn domains (China).
This move by GoDaddy has nothing to do with Google though, but is only because of new rules set by China that would require GoDaddy to hand over colored head-and-shoulders photograph and other business identification including Chinese business registration number and a physical signed registration form.
Rep. Christopher H. Smith who has sponsored a bill to prevent US companies from sharing personal information with “Internet restricting” countries, says to the Washington Post: “GoDaddy and Google deserve more than praise for doing the right thing in China — they deserve our government’s support”.
Source: Washington Post.