Following the ICANN’s decision to allow Internationalized Domain Names in non-Latin Script, the Egyptian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology has recently announced that the Landrush phase for registering a domain name in Arabic under (.misr) has started.

The Sunrise phase ended on August 22, 2010. That phase was open only to Governmental Institutions, State Universities, Educational Centers, and individuals or companies with local presence in Egypt.

The Landrush phase was launched on January 9, 2013. This phase will increase the appeal of the internet and help businesses reach a wider local audience. It enables any interested party and entity to register domain names of high commercial value, provided that they comply with the rules and regulations.

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