Dot پاکستان – ICANN to release Urdu domain name registry soon
Internet Registry پاکستان resolution is recently passed by Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Board. The resolution aims to enable Pakistani community to use and register domain names in native languages of Pakistan.
Minister of IT and telecom Anusha Rahman the revealed this news earlier.
“This is an important milestone to proliferate the digitization in Pakistan through local content. IT Minister lauded the efforts of team MoIT, multi-stakeholder technical committee members on internet registry پاکستان, and team NTC on achieving this major internet governance initiative.”
Minister of IT and Telecom processed a delegation request for internet registry پاکستان in late December 2016. It was done after consulting the stakeholder’s committee members from Academia, Civil Society, Internet Community, ISPAK, National Language Authorities, PASHA, PTA, Governments etc.
We won’t forget to mention that the preparation and evaluation stages of ICANN Fast track for IDN ccTLDs have been completed by Pakistan.
ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, manages and coordinates the Domain Name System (DNS) and makes sure that the address is unique and all internet users can find valid internet addresses.
After the resolution is passed, National Telecommunication Corporation will manage the internet registry پاکستان.
This can benefit locals and give a rise to various opportunities to natives of Pakistan when they will be using native languages and scripts. Ministry if IT and Telecom has worked hard to bring this to Pakistan.
Urdu domain name registry is another way to promote Urdu language too. After the launch of ccTLD
پاکستان, now people of Pakistan will be attracted to internet more and navigation will be much easier.
Current Status of پاکستان Registry:
As Pakistani authorities announces about the update, but when we checked if the TLD is up and present in the root zone – it’s not. ICANN is currently showing the delegation record for the said TLD which is currently in pending state since 2016-04-22.