.ID Coming to Everyone, Everywhere

Registrations under the Indonesian ccTLD .id will be available to everyone, everywhere, by the end of 2019, PANDI announced last week. Currently 96% of the 318,000 registrations are to Indonesians, 4% to registrants abroad.

The policy and regulatory body for .id, PANDI, wants to tap into .id being a useful domain name ending for “idea” or “identification” following moves by the Colombia (.co), Montenegro (.me), and Tuvalu (.tv) who have seen their ccTLDs become in effect gTLDs. Over the next few years they are expecting a rapid increase in registrations. To help grow registrations, PANDI is looking to expand its registrar base around the world with discussion to take place with the government on how to go about this. There will also be support 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

As part of the move, PANDI is also ensuring that their policies are in compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

According to a report in The Jakarta Post, PANDI hopes to achieve 800,000 registrations by the end of 2019 and to have a “50/50 division between domestic and foreign registrants.”

As a ccTLD of Indonesia, the use of .id will be subject to the laws and regulations applicable in Indonesia, so PANDI may also reject registrations, temporarily disabling them or deleting domain names that violate Indonesian legislation.