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BTCL to introduce .bangla domain soon

Update : 07 Oct 2016, 12:24 AM
BTCL has done all sorts of preparations and is awaiting the approval of Post and Telecommunications Division, Meer Mohammad Morshed, director (Public Relations and Publication) of the state-owned company, told the Dhaka Tribune. “As the highest authority, the division is very much eager to launch the domain immediately and optimistic that the remaining formalities will be completed soon to provide the service by this month,” said Morshed. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) allotted the new dot bangla (.bangla) internet domain to help Bangladesh express its own identity internationally. The corporation sent a letter to the government clearing the much-awaited Internationalised Domain Name (IDN) on Wednesday. Before allocation of the domain, the authority concerned presented logic to get Bangladesh the domain. Since the year of 2000, February 21 is being observed as the International Mother Language Day to promote peace and multilingualism. It should also be noted that in 2002, the Sierra Leone government declared Bangla to be an honorary official language for the country. Now the state-owned telecommunication company has to fix the domain price for users while it would go for a massive campaign for publicity. According to BTCL, the total number of registered users of existing .bd has reached 36,500. In 2012, ICANN issued the dot bd (.bd) to Bangladesh, which is still active, but the country failed to make it effective though three years have passed since obtaining the permission.
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