Indonesian users are being woken up as several websites and other gaming platforms such as Steam and Epic Games are now banned in Indonesia.
According to a tweet made by the Team Secret esports organization and reported by our sister site – GamerWK, users in Indonesia have been banned from accessing said gaming platforms, but users have found alternatives to get around this by changing their DNS or by using a VPN .
The Ministry of Communications 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 both local and foreign technology companies providing services or doing business are registered under the Indonesian government. .
According to Twitter user Daniel Ahmad, he states that the cause of the ban lies in the fact that the companies do not register with Kominfo.
Companies that have not registered with Kominfo are now blocked in Indonesia.
This includes services like Steam, Epic Games, Paypal etc…
Will update when there is more clarity from these platforms or government on next steps https://t.co/vtxWjDCC57
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) July 29, 2022
By visiting the Kominfo website, users can see the list of all registered companies and other services that are temporarily unavailable or withdrawn completely.
At the time of writing, PayPal is registered with Kominfo, but their services are currently unavailable, probably because they registered at the last minute.
With Steam and Epic banned as well as other websites in Indonesia, it is still uncertain whether these platforms will remain inaccessible if they register with Kominfo in the future.