KRG publicizes its domain

"The domain registrations are now available."

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) – The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Department of Information Technology (DIT) launched Kurdistan’s top level domain, .KRD, which will be available for public registration.

KRG encourages organizations and individuals to take this opportunity to register the names that are important to them, according to a statement on Sunday, “.KRD is destined to be an attractive choice of domain for everyone.” 

Hiwa Afandi, Head of DIT, quoted in the KRG statement, says, “In an era of increasing global connectivity and emergence of billions of new Internet users worldwide .KRD eases the limitation of millions of domain names registered in other top level domains such as .com or .net.” 

“.KRD domain registrations are now available through retailers such as 101Domain, DomainDiscount24, OpenProvider, Namecheap and NameISP. Registrations are also available through brand protection agencies such as MarkMonitor and SafeBrands,” the KRG statement added.

In late 2013, after going through many procedures and tests, the DIT signed the ".KRD" registry contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), an Internet watchdog organization that coordinates domain names. 

DIT was established in March 2007, dedicated to the development of IT in the Kurdistan Region and leading the development of IT and modernization of the KRG.


Reporting by Baxtiyar Goran
Editing by Ava Homa and Karzan Sulaivany