Recently, GoDaddy has announced that it will follow in the footsteps of Google’s and no longer will sell Chinese domain names due to Chinese government asking for private information of its customers.
I think this is a great move on GoDaddy’s as privacy is such a big issue for Americans and other democratic countries. I for one, wouldn’t want my personal information passed to others, even if that’s the government.
Privacy issues are one of the most serious issues here in America and I am very glad that companies like Google and GoDaddy are going out of their way to protect individual’s rights.
Of course, China can have their own privacy laws as it’s their country but I think if China wants to open up more internet trade, they must be willing to compromise with democratic countries on privacy and human rights issues.
What do you think?
Christine Jones, executive vice president of Go Daddy, said the company was concerned about privacy after Chinese officials requested photo identification and signatures of its customers. For the first time, she said, Go Daddy had been asked to retroactively obtain documentation for individuals who had registered a domain name.
“We’re concerned about the chilling effect,” Ms. Jones said. “We made the decision that we didn’t want to act as an agent of the Chinese government.”