Bangladesh gets dot bangla internet domain


Bangladesh has finally got the rights on dot bangla (.bangla) domain as own, the Internationalized Domain Name (IDN), to express its own identity internationally.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) on Wednesday sent a letter to the Ministry of Post & Telecommunications in this regard, according to the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) website.

Enayet Hossain, Public Relations Officer at Post & Telecommunications Ministry confirmed the matter.

Earlier, ICANN-approved another domain label for Bangladesh as dot bd or .bd. From now on, .bangla is Bangladesh`s own Unicode domain label.

It is the second country code top-level domain (TLD) for Bangla websites. This domain is meant for web addresses in the Bengali language. It is administered by the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology of Bangladesh.