Cambodia is in the process of registering a unique national domain name (.kh) that is expected to add an additional $10 million in revenue annually to the nation’s coffers, according to the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC).
MPTC minister Chea Vandeth said on Thursday that authorities are preparing the national registration system (.kh), which is predicted to bring in millions of dollars in additional revenue per year.
“This system will make us proud of our nation because we normally use foreign domain names and now we are upgrading the system to become our national domain,” he said.
Currently in Cambodia, the Telecommunications Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) handles the registration of .kh domain names, while Telecom Cambodia (TC) is responsible for technical and management operations.
According to TRC, those wanting to request the registration of a .kh domain can access the appropriate form on its website.
So Visothy, MPTC’s secretary of state, sent a sub-decree on the management and use of national domain names in the Royal Government Internet to Kiripost. This sets out the principles and mechanisms for the management and use of national domain names to enhance the identity, value, and existence of the national domain in the internet system.
It aims to promote the use of national names to participate in the provision of non-discriminatory and transparent public services.
There are various uses for .kh domain names. This includes .com.kh for enterprises, .org.kh for NGOs, .edu.kh for educational institutions, .net.kh for network providers, and .gov.kh for the government.
A registered national domain name is valid for at least one year from the date of registration. It can be renewed for subsequent years under the condition that the owner pays the fee on a regular basis, according to the sub-decree.