For a long time, Palestine did not have its own country-code Top-Level-Domain (ccTLD). However, and after three years of hard work with IANA, International Standards Organization (ISO) and the UN Offices in New York, Palestine was able to obtain its own ccTLD, namely, “PS”. This was done through the sincere and relentless efforts of many governmental institutions, individuals and Palestinian experts inside and outside Palestine who were involved in the issue .
To realize the Palestinian presence in the information age, an independent Palestinian National Internet Naming Authority (PNINA) was formed whose mission is to formulate the necessary registration policies for the PS domain and to set appropriate policies for enhancing Internet usage in Palestine. PNINA is made up of representatives from the Public, Private, Academic, Legal and other sectors and individuals interested in advancing and promoting the Internet usage in Palestine.
This entity aims at creating a true partnership between the various Palestinian sectors in administering and managing such a national project.
The Palestinian National Internet Naming Authority (PNINA)’s implementation plan was initiated in early 2003. PNINA Board of Directors is made up of representatives from the Public, Private, Academic, and Legal sectors and institutions interested in advancing Internet usage in Palestine. PNINA endeavors to establish meaningful partnerships between these diverse Palestinian sectors in administering and managing the national Internet enterprise.
PNINA will establish a focal point for a knowledge and resource network for technology in Palestine, known as the PNINA Center of Excellence. PNINA assures Palestine’s position as an independent and informed community within the globally connected.