MSN Arabia enables Arabic domain name registration

MSN Arabia has announced a strategic partnership with that will enable it to offer Arabic and multilingual domain names to end users in the Middle East region.

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By  Vijaya George Published  February 12, 2002

MSN Arabia has strengthened its position in the Arab region by providing its users with full Arabic and multilingual domain name registration capabilities. The service has been the result of MSN Arabia's partnership with multilingual technology provider Native Names.

“As Internet usage soars in the Arab world, people in this region need to have the most useful Internet resources at their fingertips,” said Khaled Bichara, president and CEO of LinkdotNet. “MSN Arabia is committed through its partnership with content and technology partners to empower the Arab Internet users with the best quality the Internet can offer in both content and web based services,” he added.

Commenting on the partnership, Dr. Ayman Kandeel, co-founder and VP for Corporate Strategy and Business Development added: “So far we have served the majority of the Arabic Internet users through a network of professional partners and alliances and we believe that this partnership with MSN Arabia will be a milestone in pursuing our goal to make the Internet in Arabic a reality”. has developed a server-based multilingual domain name registration technology, which enables its solutions to co-exist with the current system without causing any disruption. Earlier this year, it also co-founded ANIC (Arabic Internet Name Consortium) in an effort to standardise operations that would provide an all inclusive transition approach for issues revolving around Arabic.

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