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PM to open dot bangla domain tomorrow

30 December 2016, 5:49:50

Staff Correspondent: The much-awaited dotbangla(.bangla) domain would be open for the people tomorrow.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will formally auspicate the dotbangla(.bangla) domain on Saturday noon at a simple ceremony at her official residence Ganobhaban.

State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim and other high officials of the Posts and Telecommunications Division and state-owned Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) are expected to be present on the occasion.

The International Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICAAN) officially allotted the dot bangla (.bangla) internet domain to Bangladesh.

The ICANN sent a letter to the Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Ministry on October 4 informing the decision.

Earlier, ICANN approved another domain label for Bangladesh as dot bd (.bd). From now on, .bangla is Bangladesh’s own Unicode domain label.

It is the 2nd country code top-level domain (TLD) for Bangla websites.

BTCL official informed reporters that total registered users of .bd have reached 36,500. Therefore, users can go to the BTCL website (www.btcl.com.bd) by typing btcl.bangla in Bangla fonts in the browser.

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