Angola manages its own Internet domain

16 September 2014

Management of the “.ao” Internet domain will be transferred from Portugal to Angola starting in 2015, according to recent legislation approved by the Angolan government.

A joint ruling by the Ministers for Telecommunications and Information Technology, José Carvalho da Rocha, and for Science and Technology, Maria Candida Teixeira Pereira, on 11 September, said “conditions are being created for the transfer of the domain root from Portugal to Angola,” and now a committee has been set up along with a technical working group to monitor the entire process.

The technical group has 30 days to present a schedule that allows the transfer of the management of the Internet domain, with a subsequent period of 120 days.

The rules and standards for geocoding country domain names on the Internet are defined by an international institution of standardisation. (macauhub/AO)