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Rules Governing Registration of Domain Names Allow Law Enforcement to Arbitrarily Block Websites

posted 16 Feb 2012, 08:34 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 16 Feb 2012, 08:34 ]
Source: Openinform 

7 February 2012 

The Federal Drug Control Agency has paralyzed the work of an Internet resource that criticized the drugs policy of the Russian government. Human rights defenders are concerned that the new rules for registration of domain names for the domains .RU and .РФ, as confirmed by the Coordination Centre of the National Internet Domain, has given law enforcement bodies the ability to discontinue assignment of any domain without giving a reason. [Read more]