Launch to provide Arabic-speaking world with a unique corner of the internet
Dubai: Arabic businesses and internet users are set for a paradigm shift in their online behaviour as Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the global regulator of web addresses, has officially approved شبكة. (.shabaka in Arabic – translates to .web in English).
The approval makes it one of the first cross border new Top-Level Domains, beating around 1,900 other applicants globally. Moving away from non-Arabic internet namespaces such as .com, .net and .org, will provide the Arabic speaking world with a uniquely Arabic-orientated corner of the internet. read