View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Sunday, October 26, 2008

UAE First to Have Internet Domain Names in عَرَبيْ Arabic

The UAE is aiming to become the first country worldwide to offer complete Internet domain names in a language other than English.

The target for starting to implement full Arabic domain names is the third quarter of 2009.

Always besotted with world records the UAE is hoping to be the first country in the world where a complete non-English domain name would be available and it is keen that this record be won with domain names in عَرَبيْ (Arabic).

Nadia Saleem, UAE Set to Change Domain Name Norm, Gulf News, 25 October 2008.

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: "Internet domain names in عَرَبيْ (Arabic)."