Budi Rahardjo Rejects Opening of .ID Domain

A few days ago, #StartupLokal mailing list was enlivened by a post from Budi Raharjo who happens to be the person in charge of ccTLD for Indonesia. He gave a statement in his blog saying that he disagrees with opening .id for public use. He prefers the domain to remain co.id, net.id, ac.id, .sch.id, .go.id, web.id, etc.

However, Budi Raharjo didn’t give any clear explanation why he doesn’t agree to open the second level domain .id. Here is his statement cited from his blog:

“Previously, I want to have in depth discussion about this, but the news spread to public is confusing. Even the news about it has been published by foreign media. It’s ambiguous”.

“Therefore, as the ccTLD ID, I state that I DO NOT AGREE with the use of domain.ID without second level domain (SLD). I hope it is understandable."

No one knows how long he will keep his reasons for disagreeing to open second level *.id domain. It must be interesting to know his reasons opened for public.

It might not be connected at all but Raharjo wrote the latest blog post (after his statement about domain .id) entitled "Hilangnya Kebanggaan Terhadap Indonesia" (The Loss of Pride of Indonesia). On the article, Raharjo stated “Everything in Indonesia is being sold and mortgaged to foreigners for globalization or for global market, sacrificing (the pride of) Indonesia”. Does it indicate that second level domain*.id will not be open for public (even global public) and in the future, third level domain will still be used as it is today?

We will update the situation as we receive new information on this.

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