Steam, Epic, and Other Websites are Now Banned in Indonesia

Indonesian users are woken up to a shock as various of websites and other gaming platforms such as Steam and Epic Games have now been banned in Indonesia.
According to a tweet made by the Team Secret esports organisation as well as reported by our sister site – GamerWK, users in Indonesia have been denied access to said gaming platforms but users have found alternatives to bypass this by changing their DNS or by 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 both local and foreign tech companies who offers services or do business will need to be registered under the Indonesian Government.
According to twitter user Daniel Ahmad, he states that the cause of the ban is due to the companies failing to register with Kominfo.

Companies that failed to register with Kominfo are now being blocked in Indonesia.
This includes services such as Steam, Epic Games, Paypal etc…
Will update when there is a greater clarity from these platforms or the govt on next steps
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) July 29, 2022

Accessing the Kominfo website, users are able to see the list of all the registered companies as well as other services that are either temporarily unavailable or entirely revoked.
As of time of writing, PayPal has registed with Kominfo but their services is currently unavailable likely due to them registering last minute.
With Steam and Epic as well as other websites being banned in Indonesia, it is still unsure that these platforms will be remained inaccessible if they were to register with Kominfo in the future.

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