"No Censorship" Pledge from Domain Name Controller

The head of the government agency which has taken control of the “kg” country domain name insists the change is to everyone’s advantage.

"No Censorship" Pledge from Domain Name Controller

The head of the government agency which has taken control of the “kg” country domain name insists the change is to everyone’s advantage.

Thursday, 8 October, 2009

Reporter Nurlan Abdaliev interviewed Ulan Melisbek, head of the state office for intellectual ownership, Kyrgyzpatent, whose agency now manages the country code for Kyrgyzstan.



Melisbek said the aim behind taking the kg domain away from the AziaInfo company which previously managed it was not to create greater control, but the reverse – to dismantle the monopoly over registering domain names and allow more site owners to do so.



Kyrgyzpatent, he said, saw its task as to coordinate the process and play a “purely regulatory role”.



Asked whether his agency would ever monitor sites for political or other content, he says he would never allow his office to be used in that manner.
 

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