Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited has reduced annual registration charges of dot bangla (.bangla) and dot bd (.bd) domain addresses to Tk 800 scrapping its earlier provision of taking unusual charge for ‘premium category names’.
From now on, BTCL will give registration of the domain addresses on first-come first-serve basis, said a BTCL press release issued in this regard on Wednesday.
It also said that anyone interested will get scope to register a domain and complete the payment procedure online.
Earlier, annual registration charge for different types of premium category names were Tk 25,000, Tk 15,000 and Tk 5,000 respectively.
The new decision of the state-owned BTCL came following instruction from the posts, telecommunication and information technology minister Mustafa Jabbar.
Jabbar, immediately after his appointment in January this year, questioned the BTCL’s unusual charging for any special names stating that he did not understand the process.
Terming the dot bangla and dot bd registration process ‘complex’, he also asked BTCL to ease the process of registering dot bangla and dot bd domain address so that the people could get the flexibility that they received in registering dot com domain.
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