The Somali government has retaken control of its internet Country Code Top-Level Domain ( ccTLD) first the time in decades.
The country’s ccTLD wich is Dot SO (.SO) had been controlled by a private company since the fall of Somali central government led by late Mohamed Siyad Barre.
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Officials from both National Communications Authority and Cloud Registry company which provides innovative registry platform for the management and operation of TLDs have jointly signed an agreement on March 7th.
The handing over ceremony was attended by the Minister for Posts and Telecommunications, Sheikh Nur Mohamed and officials from the office of Auditor General.
The Director of National Communications Authority, Abdi Sheikh Ahmed welcomed the move said the ccTLD and the country’s calling 252 code are national assets. He expressed his thanks for all those who worked on repatriated the internet code.
In a separate ceremony, the director of Somali Network Information Centre (SONIC) Abdiaziz Hussein Omar who resigned from the office has handed over office to the director of National Communications Authority, Abdi Sheikh Ahmed.