Arab World Domain Name Opportunity
It is easy to miss a new economic opportunity. The introduction of an Arabic domain name system for the Internet is just such an opportunity.
Since the dawn of the Internet, Latin script has been used exclusively for top-level web domain names, the addresses that end .com, .org and so on. That has been a big obstacle for users of nonLatin script languages such as Arabic.
The explosion in mobile phones in the Arab world has dramatically increased the number of people who can access the Internet.
However, it is estimated just 10 per cent of people in the Arab world speak English, leaving them unable to access the many resources on the Internet. But by turning to using Arabic domain names, there will be consistency and no more guesswork for Arabicspeaking web users. – (July 2011) Kenyans with mobile phone (2011) Internet users in the world by 2015 East African Submarine Cable System Revenue from mobile phone apps (2009)