ICANN Permits Internet Registry Pakistan

Another milestone en route a Digital Pakistan is the recent announcement of ICANN approving the resolution for users to now acquire website names and addresses in Urdu language.

Federal Minister for Information and Technology, Ms. Anusha Rahman in a statement on Friday, said:

“Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Board has passed resolution on Internet Registry Pakistan through which the local community will be enabled to register and use internet domains in our native languages and scripts”

ICANN is responsible for managing and coordinating the Domain Name System (DNS) to ensure that every address is unique and all internet users can find valid internet addresses.

“This is an important milestone to proliferate digitization in Pakistan through local content”

The minister closed the session by paying gratitude to the ministry team, multi-stakeholder technical committee members on internet registry Pakistan and team National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) on achieving this major internet governance initiative.

Source: Express Tribune