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permlink Afghanistan shows up to the party

Wonders and their never ceasing: Afghans plant flag in cyberspace [BBC NEWS]
Afghanistan has launched its own national internet domain, .af, for websites and e-mail addresses. ... The domain name ... will be reserved for the sole use of Afghanistan-based e-mail and web surfers.

The .af domain was first registered with the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority in October 1997... The first two sites to claim the new .af suffix are the Afghan Ministry of Communication at and the UN Development Programme at

Under the former fundamentalist Taleban authorities, all non-governmental use of e-mail services and websites was punishable by death.

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