The United Arab Emirates Network Information Center (UAEnic) has announced that it has embarked on a nation-wide initiative to promote the widespread usage of the .ae domain name within the business and government sectors in the UAE, stated a press release.
An autonomous body formed under the auspices of Etisalat, UAEnic is the sole authority that manages domain name registration under the .ae Top Level Domain (TLD). According to ISO 3166 standard codes, .ae (Arab Emirates) is the two-letter country code, referred to as the TLD, in Internet terminology, assigned to the UAE by the International Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN). It also serves as one of the Local Internet Registries (LIR) in the country to assign Internet addresses to the local Internet community.
UAEnic Manager, Abdulla Hashim, said that the body was committed to promoting the Internet and name of the UAE in cyber-space by encouraging both individuals and organizations to have their own domain names under .ae. UAEnic organized two workshops on the Internet Corporation for assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the emerging technical and policy matters with regard to the Arabization of Domain Names, in Dubai this year.
Additionally, UAEnic has also represented the country in several international forums and seminars organized by bodies such as the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and RIPE. UAEnic is also the founding member of the Arabic Internet Name Consortium (AINC), a newly formed consortium with a mandate to address the issues concerning the Arabization of domain names.
Operated by Etisalat, UAEnic is the sole authority for domain name registration under .ae Top Level Domain. It was created in 1995 to handle the process of domain name registration and IP address assignments. — (menareport.com)
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