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Ghana to open up Domain Name Service industry

Ghana’s Ministry of Communications has revealed plans to allow private sector companies in the Ghanaian DNS industry to sell “.gh” domain names.

The plans come at a time when the Ministry wants to expand their rather low uptake.

According to the Minister of Communications, Dr Edward Omane Boamah, Ghana is now selling about 3,500 Domain Name Service (DNS) a situation,which does did not reflect the explosive mobile internet data usage, which stands at about 63 per cent of the total population of 29 million.

This was during the two-day training workshop on DNS Entrepreneurship by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and Africa Stakeholder Engagement Bureau.

The Minister praised ICANN for choosing Ghana as one of the beneficiary pilot countries, saying that the workshop would go a long way to improve Ghana’s DNS industry and also improve the uptake of the “.gh” domain names.

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