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This article was published on March 31, 2010


    Qataris rejoice, your Arabic TLD is coming soon!

    Qataris rejoice, your Arabic TLD is coming soon!
    Fawzi Rahal
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    Fawzi Rahal

    Based in Dubai, Fawzi Rahal is the Editor of The Next Web Middle East and Regional Communications Director at G2. Follow him via Twitter. Yo Based in Dubai, Fawzi Rahal is the Editor of The Next Web Middle East and Regional Communications Director at G2. Follow him via Twitter. You can reach Fawzi at [email protected].

    Qatar has received approval to have its internet domains written in Arabic. Once implemented, Internet Domains ending in the Arabic equivalent of “.qatar”( “.قطر”) can be registered in Qatar’s native language, Arabic.

    We’ve been talking about Arabic domains for a while. We’ve also been receiving questions about when this will be available. From the looks of it, it’s probably towards the last quarter of this year.

    “The ability to have Arabic language Internet domains is a vital step in making the internet more accessible to the people living in Qatar and across the Arab region. Until now, non-English speakers have faced significant barriers when trying to access the Internet. This is one of the most important recent changes to the Internet and I expect it will help spur the creation of more local websites and digital content,” said Dr. Hessa Al-Jaber, ictQATAR’s Secretary General.

    via Zawya