Those browsing .bn websites could face disruptions early Dec 18

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

DUE to a server migration of the .bn domain names, Internet users relying on .bn websites might experience temporary disruptions in the early hours of December 18, according to the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI).

In a statement, AITI explained that the Brunei Darussalam Network Information Centre Sdn Bhd (BNNIC) and Telekom Brunei Berhad (TelBru) will be migrating the .bn data from existing servers to new servers to help accommodate future capacity and ensure better service for .bn website users.

Currently, TelBru and BNNIC systems are synchronised, however after the migration, the .bn domain name database will be wholly administered by BNNIC, while TelBru will become one of the registrars.

BNNIC is the national registry for .bn domain names and has been authorised by AITI to regulate the registration, administration and management of .bn domain names in Brunei Darussalam.

According to AITI, the migration is one of the key steps in allowing BNNIC to take on the role of regulating the registration, administration and management of domain names, while it also allows BNNIC to offer other value-added services including accrediting industry players in becoming registrars for .bn domain names.

The statement said, “In this way, corporations, enterprises and small and medium businesses (SMEs) will have a choice of registrars to register their .bn addresses.”

BNNIC and TelBru assure the general public that they will take all the appropriate measures in avoiding downtime, but there are still possibilities that some .bn domains could experience temporary disruptions.

Users affected by the disruptions should contact TelBru’s Customer Care line at 111.

Meanwhile, those affected by the migration are advised to take note and look out for further progress statements.

The Brunei Times