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Oman Relaunches .OM With ARI Registry Services Support

ARI Registry Services[news release] The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the Sultanate of Oman, with the support of ARI Registry Services, officially relaunched the .OM country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) today in a move to ensure the ongoing stability and growth of the Internet within the country and greater Gulf region.

ARI Registry Services was selected by the TRA in March 2011 to provide domain name registry software and supporting services to revitalise the .om ccTLD.

The project will also include the launch of عمان. (.OMAN), the Arabic script IDN ccTLD for Oman.

Mohammed Al Kindy, Senior Manager Technical Affairs for the Oman TRA, said the project was important to the ongoing development of the Internet in Oman.

“The relaunch of .om and launch of عمان. (.OMAN) will provide Internet users in Oman with a stable and reliable piece of infrastructure that is based on best practice domain name registry operation. This will provide an opportunity to expand the reach of the Internet in Oman and reinforce its importance as a national asset.

“We thank ARI Registry Services for their support on this project,” Mr Al Kindy said.

Adrian Kinderis, CEO of ARI Registry Services, congratulated the TRA on the relaunch.

“This project represents a significant advancement of the Internet within Oman and reinforces the Government’s commitment to provide the best possible Internet experience to its people. We congratulate the TRA for their foresight and dedication to developing the Internet in their region,” Mr Kinderis said.

“The introduction of عمان. (.OMAN) will position Oman as one of only a few Arabic speaking countries with the capability to allow its citizens to navigate the web in their native language. This is something Oman should be proud of.

“This has been a tremendous project for the team at ARI to be involved in. We have completely customised our solution to address the needs of the TRA and assist them in the revitalisation of a national asset. Our work has included the development of customised registry software to handle the various policy and business requirements that are specific to the region, the purchase and configuration of hardware along with the deployment of staff to implement our licensed product and educate the TRA on its management,” Mr Kinderis said.

With the new infrastructure the TRA has acquired, Oman will be open to more registrars and this will help further develop the .OM and عمان. (.OMAN) namespaces.

This ARI Registry Services news release was sourced from:
www.ariservices.com/news-oman_relaunches_om_with_ari.php

AusRegistry International Wins Another Middle East Internet Contract

AusRegistry International logoAusRegistry International announced this month it has won a lucrative contract with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the Sultanate of Oman to operate software services for the .OM Omani country code Top Level Domain.

AusRegistry International is particularly pleased with the new Oman contract as it puts them in the position as a market leader in the region and complements similar projects currently underway in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. This is in addition to its consulting work for South Africa’s .ZA ccTLD, the largest in Africa. AusRegistry is also the appointed operator of the .AU domain in Australia.

The Oman contract will encompass both the existing .om domain and the planned .عمان (.OMAN) Arabic script domain. This will be the first time Omanis will be able to access the Internet using their native language.

For more information, see the AusRegistry International news release below:

AusRegistry International wins lucrative Middle East Internet contracts [news release]
Navigating the Internet for people from non-English speaking backgrounds has just become a lot easier thanks to the ingenuity and expertise of Melbourne based domain name registry services provider AusRegistry International, who has just signed its third Middle Eastern contract to provide software to drive critical Internet infrastructure in the region.

AusRegistry International announced this month it has won a lucrative contract with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the Sultanate of Oman to operate software services for the .om Omani country code domain.

The new Oman contract cements AusRegistry International’s position as a market leader in the region and complements similar projects currently underway in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. This is in addition to its consulting work for South Africa’s .za country-code domain, the largest in Africa. AusRegistry is also the appointed operator of the .au domain in Australia.

The Oman contract will encompass both the existing .om domain and the planned عمان. (.oman) Arabic script domain. This will be the first time Omanis will be able to access the Internet using their native language.

The introduction of non-Latin scripts for the Domain Name System is one of the most significant advancements in the history of the Internet because it allows people from non-Latin based languages to navigate using website addresses in their own language. For instance, without scripts, an Arabic language website would require an English website address. In this scenario it’s almost impossible to navigate to the website without an understanding of the English language.

“We were the first company in the world to provide the technology that enables Arabic script domain names and now we are at the absolute forefront of an Internet revolution that will ensure the continued improvement of Internet accessibility across all language groups. I am extremely proud to say that our Australian made technology will now be supporting three Arabic script domains, in addition to five traditional country domains from around the world,” AusRegistry International’s CEO Adrian Kinderis said.

“Approximately 60 percent of the world’s population are from regions where the Latin alphabet is not part of their native language, so you can see why domains with non-Latin scripts are an extremely important part of the Internet’s future.” Mr Kinderis said it’s an exciting time for AusRegistry International because the company is going through a massive growth period.

“In the last year we doubled our workforce to handle the influx of new business opportunities. We’ve also expanded our operations by opening a new office in the United States and we are looking to open a new office in the Middle East.”

Mr Kinderis said AusRegistry International is now well positioned to take advantage of the revolutionary changes set to take place across the Internet later this year, with the introduction of the new top level domain program. Likely to commence in mid 2011, the program will allow for companies, entrepreneurs and governments to own and operate a slice of Internet real estate, just like .com.

“So far, interest has been shown by major brands like Canon (.canon), for geographic locations like .sydney or .paris, and generic words like .web or .shop. Although new top level domains will likely cost more than $500,000 in application fees and operating costs, this unique prospect to secure a piece of Internet real estate is the most compelling opportunity for innovation the Internet has seen since its creation,” Mr Kinderis said.

The opportunity presented by the new top level domain program combined with the introduction of non-Latin script domains represents a major shift in the domain name industry, and bodes well for continued growth for AusRegistry International, Mr Kinderis said.
About AusRegistry International

AusRegistry International is a leading global Domain Name Registry Services provider that has dedicated almost a decade to innovation and the expansion of the Internet through the delivery of registry technologies and sophisticated consulting methodologies.

AusRegistry International is the appointed Domain Name Registry Services partner for the .ae (United Arab Emirates) Country Code Top Level Domain (ccTLD), the .qa (Qatar) ccTLD, the .om (Oman) ccTLD, the recently introduced .emarat (امارات.) Internationalised Domain Name (IDN) ccTLD, the soon to be launched .qatar (قطر) IDN ccTLD and the planned .oman (عمان.) IDN ccTLD.

AusRegistry International is also assisting South Africa’s .za Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) with the Central Registry project for the.za ccTLD.

AusRegistry International’s parent company, AusRegistry Pty Ltd, is the appointed Domain Name Registry Operator for Australia’s .au ccTLD.

Visit AusRegistry International online at www.ausregistry.com

This AusRegistry International news release was sourced from:
www.ausregistry.com/news-lucrative-Middle-East-Internet-contracts.php

AusRegistry International Spreads Registry Wings To Include Oman

AusRegistry International logoAusRegistry International has spread its registry wings wider, having been contracted by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of Oman to provide registry software and supporting services for the establishment of a new Domain Name Registry System in the Sultanate.

The new registry software will be used for both the existing .OM ccTLD and the planned عمان. (.OMAN) Arabic script internationalised country-code Top-Level Domain (IDN ccTLD).

Existing AusRegistry International clients for registry services are the .AE ccTLD, the .QA ccTLD, the recently introduced .EMARAT (امارات.) IDN ccTLD and the soon to be launched .QATAR (قطر.) IDN ccTLD. It is also assisting South Africa’s .ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) with the Central Registry project for the.ZA ccTLD.

More information is available in the AusRegistry International news release below.

AusRegistry International to support internet expansion in Oman [news release]
AusRegistry International, a leading provider of Domain Name Registry Services, was today contracted by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the Sultanate of Oman to provide Domain Name Registry Software and supporting services for the establishment of a new Domain Name Registry System.

The new Domain Name Registry System will encompass both the existing .om country-code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) and the planned عمان. (.oman) Arabic script Internationalised country-code Top-Level Domain (IDN ccTLD).

The TRA’s decision to select AusRegistry International for this critical national infrastructure project was made at the conclusion of a global open tender process and confirms AusRegistry International’s position as a global leader in the Domain Name Registry Software industry.

AusRegistry International’s best of breed Domain Name Registry Software will be customised to suit the Omani legal and cultural context and will enable industry best practice systems and processes for the Omani ccTLDs. This project will play a critical role in the development of Oman’s internet infrastructure at a crucial moment in the expansion of domain names to accommodate non-Latin language scripts including Arabic.

AusRegistry International CEO Adrian Kinderis said, “We are extremely excited to have been selected by the TRA to provide a customised Domain Name Registry System and supporting services for Oman’s country-code Top-Level Domains. This most recent project appointment has reinforced our leadership in the Domain Name Registry Services marketplace and has once again displayed our commitment to the advancement of the internet within the Middle East. We look forward to delivering another successful outcome for the TRA in Oman.”

“We have made a significant investment to ensure that our Domain Name Registry Software is fully compliant with the recently ratified IDNA2008 protocol to support Arabic and all other non-Latin scripts. We now are at the absolute forefront of an internet revolution that will ensure the continued improvement of internet accessibility across all language groups. I am extremely proud to say that our technology will now be supporting three Arabic script Internationalised (IDN) ccTLDs, in addition to five standard ccTLDs from around the world,” Mr Kinderis continued.

Eng. Mohammed Al-Kindi – Senior Manager of Technical Affairs Unit of the Omani TRA said, “AusRegistry International met the evaluation criteria and were the highest ranked respondents to the tender issued by the TRA for the provision of a new Domain Name Registry System for Oman. As such, the TRA has chosen to partner with AusRegistry International to establish a new Domain Name Registry System for Oman that will provide benefits to the Omani community for many years to come.”

About AusRegistry International
AusRegistry International is a leading Domain Name Registry Services provider that has dedicated almost a decade to innovation and the expansion of the internet through the delivery of feature-rich Domain Name Registry technologies and sophisticated consulting methodologies.

With millions of active domain names under management, many happy clients around the world and a track record of unparalleled Domain Name Registry performance, AusRegistry International is the ideal Domain Name Registry Services partner for ccTLD managers and new gTLD applications across the globe.

AusRegistry International is the appointed Domain Name Registry Services partner for the .ae ccTLD, the .qa ccTLD, the recently introduced .emarat (امارات.) IDN ccTLD and the soon to be launched .qatar (قطر.) IDN ccTLD. AusRegistry International is also assisting South Africa’s .za Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) with the Central Registry project for the.za ccTLD.

AusRegistry International’s parent company, AusRegistry Pty Ltd is the appointed Domain Name Registry Operator for Australia’s .au ccTLD.
ausregistry.com/news-omanexpansion.php