CMC Prospers in Managing, Hosting .IQ Domains From Inside Iraq
Baghdad-Iraq / June 28, 2012
Based on CMC's responsibilities of regulating telecommunications, media, and information sectors in Iraq;
And aiming to developing an infrastructure that contributes to migrating these sectors to the rank of the developed countries;
And based on the view of its Acting CEO Dr. Safaa Al-Deen Rabee on the necessity of managing Iraq's top-level domain name (.IQ) form inside the country by and for the Iraqi internet community, with pure Iraqi efforts of CMC engineers; and based on his recognition that Iraq's .IQ represents a critical infrastructure and a public resource to the Iraqi people;
And after almost a decade of outsourcing day-to-day operation of the Iraqi Internet Domain (.IQ) to U.S.-based Neustar;
The CMC engineers' team, headed by Eng. Saif Ahmed Mohammed Jawad, completed on Monday June 4th, 2012 the migration of critical technical functions of managing and hosting the top level domain (.IQ) into Iraq.
Having completed the technical transition, the CMC is in the process of preparing draft policy documents for stakeholders in the Iraqi community to review and comment on.
Polices will be published online on the CMC website in the upcoming weeks. Registration process for registrars shall then start immediately after approval.
The CMC has deployed the proven (CoCCA) open source Shard Registry System (SRS) developed in New Zealand. The CMC’s best-of-bread SRS technology will facilitate the CMC’s goal of running a shared database that is accessed by accredited Iraqi internet companies (for commercial and resell purposes).
The CMC is an independent authority that does not associated to any other governmental entity, aims to regulate and developed both the media and telecommunication sectors in Iraq under modern international criteria
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