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Friday, December 21, 2012

About .post

.post, an exclusive top-level domain for the postal sector

.post, the sponsored top-level domain (sTLD) available exclusively for the postal sector, is available. It is a secure and trusted electronic infrastructure on the Internet to serve the needs of the global postal community in cyberspace. .post will immediately identify legitimate postal services and avoid confusion for individuals, business and stakeholders.
.post aims to integrate the physical, financial, and electronic dimensions of postal services to enable and facilitate e-post, e-finance, e-commerce and e-government services.
With .post, users will benefit from:
Security .post uses the latest Internet security. It is the first sTLD to be 100% secured by Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC), a set of codes for securing the Domain Name System (DNS), the global database system that translates a computer's fully qualified domain name into an Internet Protocol (IP) address. It is the most secure sTLD on the net right now. You can trust a .post domain is not taking you to a fake postal website.
Authentication As .post is for an exclusive community that is fully authenticated, there are strict controls on who can own a .post domain. You can be assured a .post website is managed by an organization recognized by the UPU.
Interconnectivity Using these rigorous controls, domain owners can interconnect their domains and services in a safe and trusted environment.
Interoperability  Using UPU standards, the interoperability of e-services can open up new international digital services. .post is an international platform for Posts to develop new revenue and new markets using e-identification, e-commerce, e-government and e-postal services.

Governance rules

Having delegated authority for .post, the UPU develops, implements and monitors governance rules for it. It is also responsible for attributing domain names for postal-sector stakeholders who meet the eligibility criteria.
The UPU became the first United Nations organization to obtain a sponsored top-level domain from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in 2009.

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