Information Minister Hasanul Huq Inu emphasized on development of Country Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs) for each country at the first Commonwealth Domain Name System Forum- 2014 conference in London.
The Minister said this while presiding over the session on `Investment and Innovation in Domain Name System’ on the first day of the two-day conference, Thursday, 19 June at London Hilton Metropole Hotel.
Inu stressed on implementation of .bd (DOT BD) domain for Bangladesh, as he said it would enhance security of the country’s web-portals and will encourage the internet-based organisations of Bangladesh for their capacity building.
Bangladesh Information Minister also said, implementation of ccTLDs will reduce digital discrimination among people, as more local contents will be developed including contents in native languages, making the internet useful for people from all walks of life.
This will increase local revenue and decrease foreign-dependency and save foreign exchequer at the same time, Hasanul Haq Inu added.
The Minister over phone informed the undersigned, `We are going for democratization and globalization of the Internet governance from its unipolar system. And this conference is a part of the process initiated at NETmundial conference at Sao Paolo, Brazil in April this year’.
Commonwealth Domain Name System Forum- 2014 conference was organized by Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO) in assistance with Internet Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), UK’s Internet registry organization-Nominet and the US-based organization public Internet registry (PIR).
The issues on innovation of domain names, investment and security, cyberspace management, generic top-level domain (gTLD) and their social impact in Commonwealth countries were discussed at length in the forum.
Vice-president of Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (BIGF) Dr Akram H Chowdhury and member of BIGF and Bangladesh Computer Association Afroza Haq also attended the conference.
The Minister is expected to return home on June 25.