Saturday, 28th February 2015

ICANN to administer internet domain name, number from now on

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From here on, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will manage the registration of internet domain (.gov, .org etc) name and number.

Minister for Information and Communications Dr Minendra Rijal shared this information while talking to journalists at Tribhuvan International Airport on Thursday, after returning home from Britain participating in the International Conference of ICANN on Communications and the Internet.

Until now the United States government had been managing the registration of the Internet domain name and number.

Minister Rijal, who represented Nepal in the conference, said, the conference was organised on ways of managing the Internet in the transition when the ICANN has not fully taken up all the managerial works related to the Internet domain.

While in the U.K. in course of attending the ICANN conference, he also held talks with the British government representatives on the occasion of the bicentenary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Britain. The year 2016 marks 200 years of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

"Talks on matters of bilateral interests were held with the team of British parliamentarians that is paying a visit to Nepal on the occasion of the bicentennial of Nepal-Britain diplomatic relations and with the representatives of the British government and DFID that are providing large developmental support to Nepal," he said.

To a different query of journalists, Minister Rijal, who is also the government spokesperson, said that the government's annual policy and program would be brought in time with the permission of the Prime Minister himself, if it is not possible for him to be here for that. He asserted that there would not be any dispute on party basis in the name of coalition government over this topic.

The Minister for Information and Communications had left for the conference last Friday.