GreatResponder.com on April 24, 2012: The Web Hosting Enterprises in Oman is able to register their domain names both in Arabic and English by submitting their request to be register to The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority which is Dr Hamad bin Salim al Rawahi is the CEO; this request should be submitted in Muscat the capital of Omani Sultanate. The registration started yesterday as of April 23, 2012.
The Sultanate, represented by the TRA, got the approval of The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) of the main domain use (.oman). The websites will be registered under this site. Last year, the Authority signed an agreement with O S Registry to establish a system for the internet domains under (.oman) and (.om) according to which the company will set up the system that will enable internet service beneficiaries to register their domains either in English or in Arabic.
Dr Hamad bin Salim al Rawahi, CEO of Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) said that the use of Arabic language in website addresses will increase the number of beneficiaries and access to this service by new categories in society. Also Hilal bin Omar al-Siyabi, Director of Media and Consumer Affairs showed in a detailed presentation how the interested enterprises would be able to submit their application to get a certificate of approved registered for web hosting their web sites that would be considered under the code (.om), as well as in Arabic language under the code (.oman). He added that the internet code for the Sultanate reflects the national identity, therefore enhancing the Sultanate’s position at the cyber space.
Oman is an Arab state in southwest Asia on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, and Yemen to the southwest. Omani citizens enjoy good living standards, but the future is uncertain with Oman’s limited oil reserves. Other sources of income, agriculture and industry, are small in comparison and count for less than 1% of the country’s exports, but diversification is seen as a priority in the government of Oman.