Afganistan gets a top level domain

On March 10 2003 the UNDP made the “af” top level domain go live. Coverage is here: CNN, UNDP.

I decided to look into this to see what it looked like. I found to my delight that was allowing zone transfers for the entire “.af” namespace. Unfortunately, there’s still not much there to see.

The interesting thing is the list of second-level domains they have started out with. Where did those come from? Do you suppose that some geek in the basement of the UNDP set those up for fun? Why aren’t any of them in the local language?

The situation bears watching. Perhaps a script should do it
and tell me when things change?


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