Afghans plant flag in cyberspace

Afghanistan has launched its own national internet domain, .af, for websites and e-mail addresses.

It marks a big technological step for a country where the net was banned under the former Taleban government. The domain name, which is the online equivalent of an international telephone code, will be reserved for the sole use of Afghanistan-based e-mail and web surfers. “For Afghanistan, this is like reclaiming part of our sovereignty,” said Communications Minister Mohammad Masoom Stanakzai, “it is the country’s flag on the internet.” Full Story

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