Monday, January 23, 2006

State agencies should fix wrong website address

Web domain tells something. Common practices tells us that .edu or .ac for education, .gov or .go for government agencies, and .com for companies. So it is totally wrong to have website addresses of independent state agencies with .go.id in Indonesia.
Indonesia's House of Representative (DPR) which is one of three pilars of democracy along side the government and judicial system has website address www.dpr.go.id give an impression that DPR is part of government. The The Supreme Court has the address of www.ma-ri.go.id, totally wrong domain.
Bank Indonesia, the central bank, is an independent agency. In the past Bank Indonesia was part of cabinet, but that's not the case anymore. So they have to change their address www.bi.go.id. Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is also an independent state agency but their address is www.kpk.go.id.
The Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) is surely not a government agency but their address is www.bpk.go.id.
Military institution (TNI) is right to have www.tni.mil.id as their address since TNI is not a government agency, it is a state agency.

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3 Comments:

Blogger enda said...

Not really. go.id defined as top level domain for: Government and Governmental System.

That includes the three branch of executive, legislative and judicial

For example all three branch in US use domain of .gov:

http://www.senate.gov/
http://www.house.gov/
http://www.supremecourtus.gov/

More here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.id
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_TLDs

January 24, 2006 4:39 PM  
Blogger yosef ardi said...

Enda, you're right about US. But there are also other examples like UK or Norway. The house of lords in UK has www.parliament.uk, and the Supreme Court at www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk. Bank of England has .co.uk. Norway also similar with UK. China is similar to US. For sure, this one is not the most important thing. Performance is everything.
I just give an alternative as there is strong impression that some state agencies are working under government's pressure or work for government, not for the state.

January 24, 2006 6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the doctrine of separation of domain names ...interesting

January 24, 2006 8:56 PM  

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