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Lukewarm Response to UAE Arabic Domain - Khaleej Times

DUBAI - UAE domain names could soon be seen in Arabic after a proposal was passed to encourage more visitors to Arabic websites. However, specialists and internet surfers were not 
enthusiastic about the proposal 
saying it was impractical and would limit web surfing.

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayA...section=theuae
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Re: Lukewarm Response to UAE Arabic Domain - Khaleej Times

Hopefully they don't know what they want yet.
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Re: Lukewarm Response to UAE Arabic Domain - Khaleej Times

The programmers are just to lazy everywhere to move away from IE6, as I said before, it still exists in many american companies as the main browser.
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Re: Lukewarm Response to UAE Arabic Domain - Khaleej Times

Most of the programmers making comments in the article probably do very well with the current system because they understand english, so everyone who doesn't has to pay THEM to do work for them..

What happens to them when the need to understand english is no longer required in the arabic internet world?

It's not that they don't see it as being a success, it's that they don't WANT it to be a success.
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Re: Lukewarm Response to UAE Arabic Domain - Khaleej Times

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It's not that they don't see it as being a success, it's that they don't WANT it to be a success.
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add to the sentence "in the hand of others"
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Re: Lukewarm Response to UAE Arabic Domain - Khaleej Times

Again,

hundreds of millions of Arabic/Farsi/Urdu speakers are SMS'ing with
Arabic script.

Arabic script URL's for Arabic/Farsi/Urdu in dot com and dot net are likely to
be used in phone browsers...

this 'what is in it for me' and 'I speak English so I deserve to be an expert on the Internet for the masses who don't' is going to be steamrolled in the Middle East.

IDN's and mobile phones with browsers.....that is the tectonic issue that is in play.

ICANN has never mentioned mobile phone proliferation in the slightest.

Yet at every conference, 100% of attendees have a mobile....
In Asia....30% of people of 2 phones...or 2 SIM cards....

the IE6 /IE7 issue is important .....but opera, safari, mozilla, openwave, symbian browsers is going to be 75% of browsers on phones for 4 billion people.

3G is now at 50% Japan.
40% Finland /Korea.

3G should be at 30% China by the 2010 expo for ShangHai...


Arabic script cctld's are bureaucratic largesse at best......
They are dreaming that Egyptians will flock to UAE domains ???
Egyptian, Iraqis, Lebanese will do no such thing.

As a Yank...pretending to use the correct Brit slang ???? (grin)

bollocks.

(first time use.....hope it is appropriate for our mates in the UK ????)
grin.

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