The National Information Technology Center in Jordan confirmed that the second phase for registration of domain names in Arabic ending with (.jo in Arabic “الاردن.”) is now open for owners of local and global trademarks. The said registration shall be available until December 4, 2010 within the second marketing stage for encouraging the registration of domain names in Arabic.
Proprietors of local and foreign brand names can now have their own trademarks be registered as domain names in Arabic without the need to have them translated into English.
Registration can be made online through the NITC website www.idn.jo.
It worth mentioning that Jordan has earlier obtained approval from ICANN to register domain names in non Latin Language (Arabic Language).
The registration of domain names in Arabic for companies names or their own trademarks is expected to encourage these corporations to have their trademarks registered and will pave the way for Arabic language to be a global business language.