Papua New Guinea’s Inclusion in APTLD Association

In an exciting development, the Papua New Guinea Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has become the newest member of the Asia Pacific Top-Level Domain (APTLD) Association. The decision was made during APTLD’s recent teleconference on June 21, 2023, where DICT’s application for Associate Membership was unanimously approved. This membership marks a significant step for Papua New Guinea as it joins a community of organizations and entities actively involved in shaping the domain name landscape.

Fostering Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing

The APTLD Association serves as a vital platform for exchanging information and engaging in discussions about technological and operational aspects of domain name registries within the Asia Pacific region. DICT’s inclusion demonstrates its commitment to fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing among domain name registries in the region. By becoming an Associate Member, DICT gains access to a wealth of industry knowledge, best practices, and technical advancements. This new membership opens doors for Papua New Guinea to actively contribute to discussions on industry trends, policy development, and technical innovations.

Industry Best Practices and Policy Development

As an active participant in the APTLD community, DICT is well-positioned to contribute to the association’s objectives of promoting cooperation, innovation, and the overall development of domain name systems in the Asia Pacific region. By sharing its experiences and learning from other members, DICT can enhance Papua New Guinea’s domain name infrastructure and services. The collaboration between APTLD and the PNG DICT represents an important milestone in strengthening regional ties and fostering a secure and reliable online environment in the country.

Enhancing Domain Name Infrastructure and Services

With its membership in APTLD, Papua New Guinea gains access to valuable resources and expertise that can drive advancements in its domain name infrastructure and services. By actively participating in discussions on industry best practices, DICT can implement innovative strategies that ensure a seamless and efficient domain registration process for individuals and businesses in the country. This inclusion also positions Papua New Guinea to have a say in shaping policies that govern domain name management, safeguarding the interests of its online community.

Networking Opportunities and Global Reach

Membership in APTLD offers Papua New Guinea a unique opportunity to expand its network and establish meaningful connections with other domain name registries across the Asia Pacific region. Through various events and conferences organized by APTLD, DICT officials and experts can engage in productive discussions, share insights, and foster mutually beneficial partnerships. These connections can open doors to potential collaborations, paving the way for joint initiatives that elevate the overall domain name landscape in the country and contribute to a thriving digital ecosystem.

Papua New Guinea’s inclusion in the APTLD Association marks a significant achievement for the country’s Department of Information and Communications Technology. By becoming an Associate Member, DICT gains access to a wealth of industry knowledge, collaboration opportunities, and resources that can drive advancements in domain name infrastructure and services. This collaboration between APTLD and DICT not only strengthens regional ties but also contributes to the growth of a secure and reliable online environment in Papua New Guinea. With its newfound position, Papua New Guinea is poised to actively shape the future of domain names in the Asia Pacific region, ensuring that the country remains at the forefront of technological advancements and innovation.


  1. Andrew Milo Avatar
    Andrew Milo

    Papua New Guinea’s inclusion in the Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association (APTLD) is a significant achievement for its internet governance and domain name industry. Membership in APTLD provides valuable opportunities for collaboration, capacity building, and policy development in the region. This recognition enhances Papua New Guinea’s visibility and fosters partnerships for digital innovation and economic growth.

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