The Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) in collaboration with key stakeholders in the ICT sector is seeking public input from February 21- April 15, 2020 to finalize frameworks on the management and implementation of Liberia’s Country Code Top Level Domain (ccTLD).
The ccTLD frameworks comprise three instruments: Policy, Regulations and an Implementation Manual. Taken together, these frameworks seek to facilitate the re-delegation of Liberia’s ccTLD and also to ensure its liberalization. The frameworks also seek to ensure transparency and greater accountability of the ccTLD towards the internet community of Liberia.
Input from the public is very critical. Since March 2019, the frameworks have gone through several stages. Key stakeholders including the Internet Service Providers (ISP), Liberia Internet Society, Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), Liberia Research and Education Network (LREN), a specialized agency representing a consortium of institutions of higher learning, expert private firms such as Hak Technology and civil society groups have helped to shape its content to ensure that they are responsive to the needs of all.
The consensus across the ICT sector is one of urgency to popularize the use of the “dot LR” in support of its policy of ICT inclusiveness and digitalization. Following the submission of your inputs, LTA and its key stakeholders will host a major public consultation to validate the frameworks. The date for the consultation will be announced subsequently. Click the following links below to view documents: