Oman Relaunches .om With the Support of ARI Registry Services

According to a press release today .Om is being officially relaunched today.

.Om certainly has some typo potential and should be an extension brand holders and other high traffic sites keep an eye on.

“”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.””

Comments

  1. Gazzip says

    “.Om certainly has some typo potential and should be an extension brand holders and other high traffic sites keep an eye on.”

    Will it make any difference for the average brand holder, could be a tricky one?

    3-1 One of the following should be true for an Applicant requesting domain name registration under .OM domain:

    3-1-1 physically in Sultanate of Oman,
    3-1-2 belongs to an entity registered in Sultanate of Oman, or
    3-1-3 belongs to an entity that provides goods or services physically in Sultanate of Oman.

    3-2 The Technical Contact for the domain name in question could reside anywhere; however the Administrative Contact should be physically resides in Sultanate of Oman and he has a stable place.

    .omnic.om/omnic/rules.htm

  2. Gazzip says

    4-5 TRANSFERRING A DOMAIN NAME

    4-5-1 Domain names are non-transferable once registered to an entity unless said entity is bought out or merges with another entity. If an entity is dissolved, the domain names owned by that entity will be deal located.

    4-5-2 Registering domain names in the attempt to sell them later to other entities will result in all domains owned by the violating body to be revoked immediately.

    Sounds like a risky one

  3. BrianWick says

    “4-5-2 Registering domain names in the attempt to sell them later to other entities will result in all domains owned by the violating body to be revoked immediately.”

    Lets see – this means Oman only believes in existing businesses, does not believe in speculation, does not believe a domain name can be used for than one use.

    Well sounds like the Middle East to me ?

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