NTRA has concluded its review and evaluation of the offers submitted by the different entities, interested in providing domain name registration services under the Arabic ccTLD of Egypt, in reply to the RFP posted earlier on the NTRA website. Accordingly, three Egyptian companies have been selected, to be granted a domain name registration license, namely: TE Data, InTouch (owner of Link) and Vodafone Data. This step will enable all users to register domain names in Arabic through any of the selected companies.
Moreover, NTRA will be also granting the Egyptian Universities Network (EUN) a license to provide governmental, academic and educational entities Arabic domain name registration services under the Arabic ccTLD of Egypt.
These steps are expected to boost Arabic content on the Internet and create new market opportunities. It is also expected that this will allow new user segments to overcome the current language barrier and maximize their benefit from Internet services.