The registration of domain name (. мкд ) has been completed

Skopje, 14th January 2015

Republic of Macedonia has finished the overall process of national domain name registration, becoming the fifth country in the world to establish the Cyrillic domain name after Russia, Serbia, Kazahstan and Mongolia. The corporation IANA-(Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) which manages the DNS Root Zone, has assigned the (.мкд) domain name to the system, finalizing the stage of the official registration process.

 

,, We have already launched the first Cyrillic website: ,, влада.мкд", said Minister of Information Society and Administration, Ivo Ivanovski, at the press conference held together with Minister of Culture, Elizabeta Kanceska Milevska, and Saso Dimitrijoski, the manager of Macedonian academic research network (MARNet). Minister added that, state institutions and bodies currently apply for registration of Cyrillic domains in order to be able to use in the future.

 

Minister of Culture, Elizabeta Kanceska Milevska, said that the national domain registration is especially important for young population which tends to distance from standardized Macedonian language and Cyrillic letter on a daily basis. ,,Implementation of the (.мкд) domain will spontaneously return the usage of Macedonian word in everyday life in general", said Kanceska Milevska. According to Saso Dimitrijoski, the manager of Macedonian academic research network MARNet, the process of acquiring Cyrillic domain was very complex. He added that from now on, everybody interested can register Cyrillic( .мкд)domain.

 

In the future the website address can be registered in Cyrillic script together with the typical Cyrillic letters : љ, њ, ѓ, ж, ч, ш. ,,”

 

 

 

Ministry of Information Society and Administration