Beijing seek to create separate domain registry

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A draft law posted by a technology regulator said sites accessible in the country would have to register domain names with local service providers.  

The centralization of the domain name system under ICANN, a US corporation which has operated and continues to operate (for a bit longer) under contract with the US government has always been a ticking political time bomb.  I'm surprised fewer countries have pushed back and that China has waited until know to assert its sovereignty in this domain (ha!).  

The time is ripe for a censorship-resistent decentralized name system that is doesn't belong to one country.

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