Website names can now be acquired in Urdu

Published: February 11, 2017
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PHOTO: REUTERS

PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI: The country achieved a major milestone towards becoming ‘Digital Pakistan’, as users will now be able to acquire their website names and addresses in Urdu language.

“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,” Federal Minster for Information and Technology, Anusha Rahman said in a statement on Friday.

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 digitalisation in Pakistan through local content,” she said.

She lauded the efforts of her ministry team, multi-stakeholder technical committee members on internet registry Pakistan and team National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) on achieving this major internet governance initiative.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 11th, 2017.

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