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First Arabic Domains Launched

The times, and domains, are a-changing:

Arab nations are leading a “historic” charge to make the world wide web live up to its name.

Net regulator Icann has switched on a system that allows full web addresses that contain no Latin characters.

Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are the first countries to have so-called “country codes” written in Arabic scripts.

“All three are Arabic script domains, and will enable domain names written fully right-to-left,” said Kim Davies of Icann in a blog post.

One of the first websites with a full Arabic address is the Egyptian Ministry of Communications. [Read on…]

How utterly, fabulously marvellous.

And overdue.

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This entry was posted on May 6, 2010 by in Asia, Culture, Egypt, Gizmos, Middle East, note-to-self, Pop culture and tagged , , , , , , .
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