A host can be a virtual web host, a web server that runs on the host’s own hardware or an internet service provider.
A web hosting company has to register with the Australian Government and can use their name, address and email address to provide services like hosting and web hosting.
A virtual web hosting service provider can provide a wide range of services including hosting websites and apps, hosting services like cloud hosting and hosting on a shared server.
It is illegal for an ISP to use their own servers to host content.
The government has said it will enforce the laws and regulations on the internet and will not tolerate any illegal behaviour.
It also said it would review how ISPs were operating to ensure they were providing the right service to the Australian people.
The new legislation was introduced on February 28.
Under the new rules, internet service providers would have to have a “reasonable and appropriate” policy in place for the provision of virtual hosting services.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said the new legislation would make the internet “the safest, most reliable and fastest way to access and share information online”.
It also called for the use of a “cloud” service provider to provide a shared service.
The ACCC said the regulation “will help to protect consumers by helping ensure that Australians have the best internet experience and can access content on their own terms”.
Virtual hosting service providers who have signed up to the new policy can use a new provider identification number, which is linked to a specific website and can be used to provide an account.
The information is shared with the ACCC, the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission.
The ACT Government said it was “confident” the new requirements would help prevent online criminal activity.
It said it had consulted with ISPs and other providers on the new policies and they all agreed with the Government’s approach.
“The Australian Government is committed to ensuring the internet remains the safest and most reliable way for Australians to access information and make digital purchases,” Minister for Communications Andrew Broad said.
“We’re also working closely with all relevant authorities around the world to ensure that Australian consumers are able to access the internet safely and securely.”
The legislation will also apply to internet service companies and virtual private networks (VPNs).
The changes come as ISPs are being accused of slowing down or slowing down services, including Netflix, as they struggle to compete with the growing number of Australians streaming videos online.
The Department of Communications said in its first public update on the changes, on Wednesday it would “continue to engage with ISPs about how best to provide the best service for Australians”.
“While the Government has taken this step to ensure the safe, reliable and affordable access to the internet for Australians, it is essential that ISPs and others comply with the regulations to protect the interests of consumers,” the department said.
In a blogpost on Wednesday, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet said it understood that virtual hosting had become a growing concern among internet users and that the Government was committed to protecting the interests and values of Australians.
The department said the “real threat to Australian users is not from cybercriminals or other internet criminals, but from internet service suppliers”.
“The Government recognises the risks of virtual hosts as an emerging technology, but will not allow ISPs to act as intermediaries between internet users, effectively blocking them from accessing the internet,” it said.
The changes were welcomed by the Australian Council of Internet Service Providers, which represents providers.
“Virtual hosting is not just a service provider issue, it’s also an issue for ISPs who are often slow to respond to customer complaints and often fail to protect their networks against malicious behaviour,” the council’s chief executive David Leppard said.
Topics: law-crime-and-justice, government-and -politics, internet-culture, information-and://electronic-communication, australia First posted March 04, 2019 08:35:36 Contact Emily Cawley More stories from Victoria