Arabic Domain Names
Since the Internet was originally evolved in the United Sates, it supported only
7-bit ASCII code (English characters), and the Domain name System (DNS) supports
alphabets, numbers and hyphen of the ASCII code.
The activity of supporting multilingual characters in domain names is becoming
very important now along other Internet internationalization to make the
Internet globally accessible and become ubiquitous.
Therefore, using the Arabic language to express
Internet domain names is becoming also important and a number of solutions and
implementations have been introduced in the market but based on non-open
Also, there is some non-for-profit international organizations that are trying
to promote the multilingual issues and standards on the Internet.
With the recent ICANN announcement of the approval of the new Internationalized
Domain Name and the actual delegation and operation of some of the Arabic ccTLDs,
Arabic domain names is finally a reality, this site contains some of the work
done in the last decade and led to this success.