In conjunction with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (OKU), the Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Gobind Singh, has announced that MYNIC is offering 50% discount to the OKU community for new .MY domain name registrations.
The .MY domain usually costs RM120 per year and the OKU group can register their own domain name for only RM60 beginning 1st January 2020. The details of the OKU discount will be available on MYNIC website on the 5th December 2019. Those interested may also contact them via their customer care hotline at 1-300-88-7277.
According to the minister, the initiative will encourage the OKU group to increase their online activities so that they can benefit from the digital economy. He said that the .MY domain will allow customers to find their websites easier and it can also boost confidence of customers.
The announcement of the discount was to ensure that no group was left behind in the global digital revolution and the Industrial Revolution 4.0 where the use of the technological application will become part of daily life of society. He added that the initiative shows the continued commitment of the government to provide the best to the people especially those who are in need of assistance.
Other telecommunication initiatives to cater to the OKU include special discounted prepaid and postpaid plans. Several operators have also taken extra initiatives by offering special priority counters and home visits for OKU customers.
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