|Amman Declaration Announcing The Arabization of the Internet
|I seize the opportunity of holding the First Arab International Seminar on Arabizing the Internet Names under the partronage of his Majesty King Abdullah II Bin Al-Hussein in Amman, the Jordanian capital, on this day, and formally declare establishing the Arab Internet Names Consortium ( AINC) for Arabizing domain names which will make the Arabic language one of the five languages in the world that can be used for direct dealing on the Internet by all Arabic speaking people without linguistic difficulties.|
AINC's founders meeting was held on Saturday, March 31,2001 at the invitation of the Multilingual Internet Names Consortium ( MINC), and Talal Abu- Ghazaleh International, with Arab and foreign experts attending. I am pleased to announce that AINC's by-laws have been approved. Members of the first Board of Directors have been elected under the chairmanship of Mr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh:
A cooperation agreement has been concluded between the Arabic Internet Names Consortium (AINC) and the Multilingual Internet Names Consortium (MINC), providing for mutual recognition between the two bodies. Under the agreement MINC approves AINC for any matters related to the Arabization of the Internet. In return, AINC will deal exclusively with MINC in relation to other languages.
The following work committees have been formed :
- Technical Committee.
- Policies Committee.
- Linguistic Committee.
- Membership Committee.
- International Relations Committee.
- Financial, Administrative and legal Committee.
- Government Relations Committee.
- Events Committee.
Accordingly, and with effect from April 1,2001, the voyage of Arabizing the domain names on the Internet will start. This is a historical event in the communications and information revolution for all speakers of the Arabic language.
Issued in Amman on April 1,2001 by the Arab Internet Names Consortium.