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Pointing to the electronic future

upu-logoMore than 70 per cent of the world's Posts say that electronic services are strategically important to their business, according to the latest UPU research. This finding provides impetus to the goal of building the .post (dotpost) platform.

In 2009, the Universal Postal Union became the first United Nations agency to be granted a sponsored top-level domain for the postal sector. Today, the UPU is counting on member countries to make .post a reality.

The platform’s goal is to interconnect current and future electronic postal services and make them interoperable in a secure and trusted environment. It will authenticate postal service providers and strengthen the postal brand globally.

.post intends to link the physical and digital worlds, creating a secure platform that enables important postal e-services to be delivered to all citizens and businesses.

Applications, such as identity management, e-shops, e-payments, e-forms, secure postal mailboxes, address management, hybrid mail and advertising mail, would have a home on this future platform.

Vision

What the UPU is trying to achieve through .post is not different to what happened when the organization was created in 1874. At that time, 22 countries with their own postal infrastructure, services and bilateral agreements came together to create the UPU and a single physical postal territory that interconnected them.

 

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Source: UPU News – Pointing to the electronic future

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