China certainly has a history of "going it alone" when it comes to technologies that are agree upon mostly throughout the world. It wants its own WiFi standard, its own 3G standard and its own DVD format. Is it really any surprise, then, that it's now going to use its own DNS system as well? This was pointed out by Broadband Reports, who notes the background of various countries being upset by ICANN's control over the DNS system. Others, surely, will suggest that this is yet another way for China to retain extra control over the internet -- which pretty likely has some part in this. However, it does seem clear, by this point, that China really just doesn't see much advantage in playing within international standards.
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