Indonesian users are woken up in shock as various websites and other gaming platforms like Steam and Epic Games have now been banned in Indonesia.
According to a tweet made by esports organization Team Secret as well as reported by our sister site – GamerWK, users in Indonesia have been denied access to these gaming platforms, but users have found alternatives for get around this by changing their DNS or using a VPN. .
The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of the Republic of Indonesia or Kominfo, had recently issued a regulation on Penyelenggara Sistem Elektronik Swasta (PSE) or private electronic system providers stating that local and foreign technology companies that offer services or do business will need to be registered with the Indonesian government.
According to Twitter user Daniel Ahmad, he states that the cause of the ban is due to companies not registering with Kominfo.
Companies that have not registered with Kominfo are now blocked in Indonesia.
This includes services such as Steam, Epic Games, Paypal etc…
Will update when there is greater clarity from these platforms or the government on next steps https://t.co/vtxWjDCC57
—Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) July 29, 2022
By accessing the Kominfo website, users can view a list of all registered companies as well as other services that are temporarily unavailable or revoked entirely.
At the time of writing, PayPal has registered with Kominfo, but their services are currently unavailable, likely due to their last-minute registration.
With Steam and Epic as well as other websites banned in Indonesia, it is still uncertain whether these platforms will remain inaccessible if they were to register with Kominfo in the future.