by David Sklar
Related link: http://www.iana.org/reports/af-report-08jan03.htm
In August 2001, the Taliban government of Afghanistan restricted Internet access in all of Afghanistan to one computer.
In September 2002, the Islamic Transitional Government of Afghanistan asked IANA for control of the .af CCTLD (with the United Nations Development Program assisting with technical infrastructure). In January, that request was approved.
The existing Ministry of Communications web site isn't too exciting, but they're just getting started. The one area where Afghanistan may have trouble is making lots of money from English-speaking vanity domain seekers. http://meatlo.af is not so enticing.