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Participation Of International In The Arabic Internet Names Consortium (AINC)
His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan to grace inaugural meeting International, 26 March 2001 -- US-based International (, the world's leading Multilingual Internet Solutions provider, today announced its participation in the Arabic Internet Names Consortium (AINC) as a Founding Member.

The inaugural meeting will be held under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II, on March 31-April 1st 2001 in Amman, Jordan and is organized on behalf of the Arabic Working Group of Multilingual Internet Names Consortium (MINC) by Talal Abu-Ghazaleh International (TAGI).

AINC is dedicated to the internationalization of the Internet for all Arabic-using people. By coordinating efforts to develop and deploy Arabic Domain Names system and applications, AINC seeks to empower users with the ability to use the Arabic language and its standard character set to navigate the Internet. It is expected that government representatives from several Arab countries will attend this meeting along with key business institutions.

" is proud to contribute its expertise and experience to this effort," said Wael Nasr, Director of Business Development (Middle East), founder of MINC Arabic Working Group and its co-Chairman.

"It is only through a concerted global effort such as this, can a standardization of regulatory and operational procedures be possible to bring even more people online."

AINC's second meeting will be held in Cairo next September.

About International

Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, with offices in China, Japan, Korea and Singapore, International commits to providing standards-based, standards-bearing multilingual Internet solutions that bridge the Digital Divide. contributes to technical and policy deliberations at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN), Multilingual Internet Names Consortium (MINC), Asia Pacific Internet Association (APIA), Unicode Consortium, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC) and has affiliations with the Asia Pacific Internet Association (APIA), Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG), Asia Pacific Top Level Domain (APTLD) and the Internet Society (ISOC).

Since its inception in 1999, has worked with strategic partners like VeriSign Inc. [Nasdaq: VRSN], [Nasdaq: RCOM], Melbourne IT, dotTV Corporation, eNIC Corporation, interQ Corporation, OnlineNIC and New Cyber International. Together with local in-country partners, the Company has launched its registration services across the globe in more than 30 languages.

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