The partnership means that domain names entirely in Arabic will be available next month in Saudi Arabia. Interested companies or individuals can register online at Atheeb's dedicated Arabic domain name registration website - www.netaq.net.
As the pioneer of the Internationalized Domain Name System (i-DNS), i-DNS.net empowers people to register and use domain names in their language of choice. To date, i-DNS.net has successfully deployed their multilingual domain names solutions through registrar partners in more than 30 languages globally.
"i-DNS is a breakthrough technology that enables the domain name system to recognize and use languages other than English," said Michael Ng, CEO of i-DNS.net International. "This means that Arabic businesses and consumers can now contribute to the growing Internet economy on their own terms, in their own language."
"We are very excited about this new partnership," said Mr. Abdul Rahman Mutrib, Executive Director of Atheeb Communication Company. "We have researched various multilingual domain name technologies and are satisfied that i-DNS.net posseses the best technical and operational deployment globally. We believe that the availability of Arabic domain names will boost Arabic Internet usage even higher."
Wael Nasr, Business Development Director for Middle East said, "We are very happy to be working with Atheeb to promote Arabic Internet in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is one of the largest Arabic-speaking markets, and we are proud to have such a like-minded partner to increase the accessibility of the Internet while maintaining linguistic and cultural diversity."
According to a report by Global Reach, there are currently 2.5 million Arabic Internet users and this is projected to hit 130 million by the year 2003.
About Atheeb Communication Company
As a part of Atheeb group, Atheeb Computer & Communication Co. Ltd. is a satellite, wireless communication, security , and Internet consulting company. Since its establishment in 1985 Atheeb group has developed and invested in communication and IT services and turnkey solutions. Atheeb Communications mission is to create a worry-free communications network for the user and to design technologically advanced networks for private data, voice, video, and Internet. Atheeb seamlessly integrate various systems and provide a single point of contact for sales, service, and support.