Google refused to follow directions of Kazakhstan Ministry of Communications and Information that insisted on Google moving its google.kz to physical servers located within the borders of Kazakhstan, Bill Coughran, Google's SVP, Research & Systems Infrastructure, posted in the corporation's official blog.
As per Bill Coughran, the decision made by the company, will deal a blow to the quality of search for Kazakhstani users. “We have decided to redirect users that visit google.kz to google.com in Kazakh. Unfortunately, this means that Kazakhstani users will experience a reduction in search quality as results will no longer be customized for Kazakhstan,” Coughran posted in the blog.
As per the post, Google made the decision to avoid hindering development of free Internet. “Internet is not limited by national boundaries, and it facilitates free expression, commerce and innovation in ways that we could never have imagined even 20 or 30 years ago. Some governments, however, are attempting to create borders on the web without full consideration of the consequences their actions may have on their own citizens and the economy,” posted Coughran.