“GO” Registers Arabic Domain Names for Its Website

“GO” Registers Arabic Domain Names for Its Website
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Published October 11th, 2010 - 16:17 GMT

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Etihad Atheeb Telecom Co. "GO", the first Cloud Telecom in the Region, announced today, registering and assigning the Arabic domain name (جو.السعودية) for the company website, for the first time in Saudi Arabia's Internet history, Arabic speaking internet users can visit the site directly using their native language by typing (جو.السعودية) or (شركة-اتحاد-عذيب-للإتصالات.السعودية) directly into their web browser without the need to use English characters or search engines.

Eng. Raed Kayal, Acting chief Executive of Etihad Atheeb Telecom Co. "GO" commented on this step stating: "The registration of Arabic Domain Names is the first practical step towards ending the monopoly of English domain names, and a crowning achievement to the efforts of Arab countries claiming the right of users to access the Internet in their native language. As a Saudi operator, we believe in the importance of preserving the Arabic language and our Arabic identity, thus, "GO" has registered two domain names to facilitate access to our website and enable users to take advantage of our various services in Arabic Language, which contributes to supporting the spread of Arab culture and content over the internet, and most importantly, remove all obstacles and the language barriers facing Arab user. I would like to extend my gratitude to our colleagues at The Saudi Network Information Center for all their efforts and support in this field"

The internet cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers "ICANN" has selected Saudi Arabia as the first country to use country code specific top level domains, in addition to 2 other countries, Saudi Arabia has acquired the domain (.السعودية) and The Communications and Information Technology Commission "CITC" had announced Arabic Domain Registration open by the end of last September. "GO" is keen to provide Domains using both official company name and commercial name in addition to all website features; users can access the website and subscribe to Broadband Internet and voice services directly via the website and home delivery service, for more information kindly visit (جو.السعودية) or


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