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1 Internationalized Domain Names: Opportunities for the Arab World Baher Esmat ICANN

2 What is a TLD? 2. 2 New gTLDs.brand.generic.city.acronym.gIDNs.region.community New gTLD Program.name.gov.mobi. asia.arpa.edu.com.coop.jobs.travel.museum.net.tel.org.int.info.biz. mil.aero.pro.post.cat gTLD.jo.br.nl.eg.eu.mx.cc.cv.uk.py.ru.sg.pt.va.ws.nz.au.mo.kr.jm.tv.be.cl.is.tr.cn ccTLD IDN ccTLDs. امارات.рф. السعودية. مصر... Fast Track Program. الاردن.xxx

3 IDN ccTLDs in the Root Country / Territory IDN StringCountry / Territory IDN String AE امارات PS فلسطين CN, QA قطر DZ الجزائر RS срб EG مصر RU рф HK SA السعودية IN,,,,,, بھارت SG, JO الاردن SY سورية KR TH LK, TN تونس MA المغرب TW,

4 More in the Pipeline Country / Territory IDN StringCountry / Territory IDN String BD OM عمان GE PK پاکستان IR ایران UAукр KZқазYE اليمن MY ماليزيا

5 Arabic Domain Names 5 Benefits: National identity Cultural and linguistic diversity Increased access for Arabic speakers Innovation and new business opportunities Branding opportunities for local companies More consumer choice And perhaps more with new gTLDs… ساهم. قطر اتصالات. امارات داراخباراليوم. مصر عمان. الاردن جامعة - تبوك. السعودية وظائف. فلسطين

6 Arabic Domain Names 6 Challenges: Awareness Usability Application support Lack of Arabic online content ساهم. قطر اتصالات. امارات داراخباراليوم. مصر عمان. الاردن جامعة - تبوك. السعودية وظائف. فلسطين

7 The New gTLD Program An initiative that will enable the introduction of generic top-level domain names or extensions (both ASCII and IDN) into the domain name space 7

8 New gTLDs: Potential Impact More choice and competition Platform for innovation and new business models Brand management and online marketing practices Opportunity for online cultural, linguistic, geographic communities New ways to find information, products and services 8

9 The Application Guidebook Applicant Requirements; Program Overview Evaluation Procedures, Criteria & Scoring Objection & Dispute Resolution String Contention Resolution Delegation Process; Registry Agreement 9

10 Who Can Apply? Entities from anywhere in the world that meet the pre-defined criteria and requirements as outlined in the Applicant Guidebook ATTENTION! Not for individuals This is a business commitment 10

11 When? 11

12 More Information… 12 NewgTLDsICANN Applicant Guidebook Factsheets Global Events Public Comments Status Reports more… New gTLD Program web-pages Write to:

13 Thank You


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