Internet use set to flourish in the Arab world under .arab

19th March 2012

Melbourne, Australia – 19th March 2012 – ARI Registry Services can reveal that the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has gained the support of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the League of Arab States to establish a .arab new Top-Level Domain as a digital asset for use by all stakeholders and communities in the Arab world.

The project will see the UAE TRA responsible for the application and operation of the new Top-Level Domain under the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' program to expand the web's addressing system.

Adrian Kinderis, CEO of ARI Registry Services, welcomed the move.

"The TRA must be commended for their leadership on this important project," Mr Kinderis said. "A .arab new Top-Level Domain will provide a valuable digital asset that will be dedicated to the people living in all the states and territories in the Arab world. For the first time, the Arab world will have the opportunity to create and control an online identity reflective of its culture and society and with the potential to help fuel greater Internet use across the region."

"ARI Registry Services would like to congratulate the TRA on their commitment to develop the Internet in the region through this groundbreaking initiative. We are strong supporters of the continued development of the Internet in the Arab world through our partnerships in driving the .ae (United Arab Emirates), the .qa (Qatar) and .om (Oman) country code Top-Level Domains."

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ARI Registry Services
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About ARI Registry Services

ARI Registry Services (formerly AusRegistry International) is one of the top companies globally with the technology and expertise to activate, implement and manage new Top-Level Domains. Leveraging ten years of experience as a TLD registry operator, ARI Registry Services will provide new Top-Level Domain applicants with the same software and consulting services that currently drive the .au (Australia), the .ae (United Arab Emirates), the .qa (Qatar) and .om (Oman) country codes. Additionally, ARI Registry Services is the first TLD registry to operate non-Latin, country code Top-Level Domains and a global leader in the continued innovation and expansion of the Domain Name System.

Visit www.ariservices.com or find out more about the new Top-Level Domain program here: www.beyonddotcom.info