Monday, 21 June 2010

Egypt gets صر ccTLD up and running

According to this recent note in the AGIP Bulletin ("Egypt’s Arabic Top-Level Domain Implemented in the Internet Root Zone"), Dr Tarek Kamel, Egypt's Minister of Communications and Information Technology, has announced that the Arabic country code top level domain (ccTLD) of Egypt "مصر." is now implemented in the Internet root zone.

Registrar licences have been issued to three Egyptian companies, TE Data, Vodafone Data and Link Registrar, which are accredited by the National Telecom Regulatory Authority to be the new registrars for مصر. Says Dr Kamel,
“This great step will open up new horizons for e-services in Egypt. It will boost the number of online users in the country and will enable Internet services to penetrate new market segments by eliminating language barriers”.

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