ICANN Announces First Arabic Web Domain

With the first of new web domain names approved last week by ICANN (Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers) web users will able to type and access an Internet address in Arabic, Russian and Chinese language scripts. ICANN signed the first four registry agreements with applicants for new generic...
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Taghreedat and ICANN

A local take on a global phenomenon: INET Qatar

As the Arabic regional INET Qatar conference draws closer, two of its speakers based at ictQatar, give us a sneak preview of what else we can expect from the event. ictQatar‘s, Mina Nagy, co-founder of “Taghreedat”, will be shedding some light on the project and the importance of developing online...
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Internet Control

Dubai decides Who Should Control the Internet

International Telecommunication Union will be hosting a conference after 14 years to revise many of the current international regulations, which were originally agreed in 1988, at a time when Internet was not commercial.  The conference will be held in Dubai from 03-14 December. International Telecommunication...
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Cat Domain

I want a .CAT domain

On 13th June ICANN announced the list of Top Level Domains (TLDs) that have been applied for by big brands and other organisations. Anyone with the capability to operate a TLD is eligible to apply to run domains such as .car or .app. Many big brands have also applied to run their .brand domain, and,...