Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmad Qorei officially announced on Monday evening the official launch of Palestine’s official domain name suffix “ps”.

Qorei’s announcement came during a ceremony in the Ramallah Cultural Palace celebrating the launching of the Palestinian Internet Naming, launched by the Palestinian National Internet Naming Authority (PNINA)

Qorei said that the Palestinian government considers Information Technology as an efficient tool to improve the Palestinian technology and productivity.

Minister of Telecommunication, Dr. Sabri Saidam, and several minister and legislators, in addition to ambassadors and representatives of international organizations participated in the event.

Saidam said that the Palestinian telecommunication “Paltel” intends to implement additional projects, such as the electronic government, linking the ministries and institutions.

The Palestinian National Internet Naming Authority (PNINA)’s implementation plan was initiated in early 2003. PNINA Board of Directors is made up of representatives from the Public, Private, Academic, and Legal sectors and institutions interested in advancing Internet usage in Palestine. PNINA endeavors to establish meaningful partnerships between these diverse Palestinian sectors in administering and managing the national Internet enterprise.

PNINA will establish a focal point for a knowledge and resource network for technology in Palestine, known as the PNINA Center of Excellence. PNINA assures Palestine’s position as an independent and informed community within the globally connected

The ps naming came as a result of mutual efforts between public and private sector institutions, which continued for two years.