Liechtenstein's economic policy encourages information technology operations. There are already a number of Internet Service Providers in Liechtenstein, and clear interest is being shown in e-commerce development. The main telecommunications company is Telecom Liechtenstein, and major ISPs have included .com.li, Creativemedia AG and EUnet AG.
In January 2002 the Government and the Princely House launched their own Internet Portal.
According to then Head of Government, Otmar Hasler, the website was designed to be a common internet platform for the Princely House and the State, Economy, Culture, Sports, and Tourism departments of the Government.
Speaking at the launch of the new site, he explained that the intention was to present the principality: "in all its political, economical, cultural, historical and tourist aspects" to a global audience.
See below for specific information on e-commerce in Liechtenstein, or Offshore-e-com.com for an extensive analysis of the commercial possibilities and the legal background.