David Goldstein - Indonesias ccTLD Reaching Out To The World


    Indonesia’s ccTLD .id will become available to everyone, everywhere in the world by the end of 2019 the registry PANDI has announced in a bid to more than double registrations by the end of 2019. PANDI will seek to take advantage of the ccTLD’s suffix “id” which can stand for “identification” in English.

    Currently 96% of .id’s 327,000 registrations are to registrants within Indonesia and PANDI is seeking to grow the number of registrations abroad significantly in the second half of 2019 to 800,000 by the end of the year. They’re using the examples of .co (Colombia), .tv (Tuvalu) and .me (Montenegro) as guides to help them in their bid.

    PANDI will ensure the terms and conditions for .id will comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection. Registrants will also need to comply with the laws and regulations applicable in Indonesia, meaning PANDI will be able to reject registrations, temporarily disable them or delete domain names that violate Indonesian legislation.