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A national intranet is an IP (Internet Protocol) based self-contained internet under state control. Considered a form of governmental Internet Fragmentation, intranets limit user access to the global internet. This is made possible by blocking certain IP addresses, limiting bandwidth and offering a suite of state-issued search engines and email services.
Significant attempts to build a national intranet have occurred alongside the development of safety and security measures, as well as an attempt to use up-to-date protocols since 2006. The development project, named National Internet Project was first considered under the presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and is set to be completed in 2019. This type of internet, nicknamed "halal internet" will function under Islamic principles, differentiating content based on its "cleanliness". This fundamental approach was most clearly described by Reza Taghipour, minister of information and communications technology (2009-2012) when he stated that "isolation of the clean internet from the unclean portion will make it impossible to use the internet for unethical and dirty businesses”.