The Indonesian government has blocked access to eight major online platforms including Yahoo, PayPal, and Dota as they have failed to register for licensing, an official said on Saturday.

Seuel Abrijani Pangerapan, director general of informatics application at the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, said in a written statement that five others blocked are Steam, Counter-Strike, Epic Games, Origin.com and Xandr.com.

Pangerapan said that a licensing registration was required for all of the electronic service providers (ESPs) under a policy issued in 2020.

Some 200 foreign ESPs in the Southeast Asian country, including Google, Zoom, Netflix and Facebook, had rushed to register in days leading to the deadline on Friday. Around 8,000 domestic private ESPs also had registered with the ministry before the deadline.

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