[AfrICANN-discuss] WebSynergys and The Multilingual Internet Group Announce the Launch of their World Tour on “New gTLDs: Towards a Global Multilingual Internet”

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Sun Oct 2 18:00:08 SAST 2011

*Press Release*

*WebSynergys and The Multilingual Internet Group Announce the Launch of
their World Tour on “New gTLDs: Towards a Global Multilingual Internet”*

Sep 27, 2011. London, Los Angeles, Cairo, Mumbai, Singapore, Dubai, Hong
Kong - WebSynergys www.WebSyergys.com <http://www.websyergys.com/> and The
Multilingual Internet Group (MLiGrp) www.MLiGrp.com
<http://www.mligrp.com/>announced today the launch of their world tour
of seminars and critical
briefings in capitals and cities around the world, with Deloitte and its
offices around the world, on  new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) with
emphasis on International Domain Name (IDN) gTLDs under the theme of
“Localization towards Globalization”.

This world tour of major cities and capitals, to be led by Mr. Khaled
Fattal, Chairman of WebSynergys and The Multilingual Internet Group, will
pay special attention to emerging markets and non-English speaking
communities around the world and has been in preparation for more than two
years. It became a reality when the Board of the Internet Corporation for
Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) set the date of Jan 12, 2012 for
receiving New gTLD applications when it approved the resolution to move
forward on the new gTLDs on June 21, 2011 during its Singapore meeting.

The tour will work with Deloitte <http://www.deloitte.com/> and its offices
around the world. Deloitte is a recognized world leader in Audit,
Consulting, Financial Advisory, and Risk Management services. Mr. Jan
Corstens, a Partner at Deloitte*: “We are looking forward to present this
initiative to our clients in cooperation with the Multilingual Internet
Group and Mr. Fattal, an internationally recognized expert in the
Multilingualization and Internationalized Domain Name Space”.*

The new gTLD program allows companies and businesses to apply to operate
their own .brand or .whatever not just in English or other ASCII scripts but
also in non-ACII scripts and languages like Arabic, Cyrillic, Chinese, Urdu,
Hindi and many more IDNs. This change is recognized as the biggest change to
the Internet since its creation.

On this tour The Multilingual Internet Group and WebSynergys aim to share
their long standing international expertise in IDNs in all these communities
and languages. They have led for more than a decade within ICANN and other
forums on transforming the Internet into a global and multilingual
telecommunications and interactive data platform. IDN gTLDs will pave the
way to making this happen in 2012.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr.  Fattal, said,* “We aim to educate and
emphasize to decision makers in the emerging markets and the Non-English
speaking communities of the world the critical importance of having Arabic,
Urdu, Hindi, Cyrillic, Chinese and other languages in IDN gTLDs in the new
Internet space and to show them how to factor these languages into their
global strategic plans.  It is from these communities that the next
multi-billion new Internet users will come once the barrier of the English
character set is removed and non-ASCII scripts are rolled out on the
Internet starting in 2012.  IDN gTLDs will enable new and current users to
surf the Web using their native languages. We have been pushing for this
change to the Internet for more than a decade, and ironically it was not a
popular position only a few years ago. Today, however this vision is about
to become a reality*”.

Fattal later added:* “We are also resolute at bringing awareness of the
challenges to these local language communities who stand to be affected and
are very excited at providing crystal clarity to business decision makers in
local communities wishing to learn how they can leverage this greatest
technical and linguistic change to the Internet since its creation more than
30 years ago. This is a once in a lifetime global opportunity for forward
thinking decision makers, brand owners and entrepreneurs”.*

The seminars and critical briefings will be held in capitals and major
cities in the Middle East, and Asia like Mumbai, Cairo, Dubai, HK and many
others. European and American cities are also planned. They are designed to
inform and educate decision makers on IDN gTLDs from a risk vs. opportunity
perspective at local and global levels, as well as how to factor them into
their existing global strategic business and operational plans and models.

Parties interested in attending or wishing private critical briefings on the
new gTLDs or IDN gTLDs should contact us at WorldTour at WebSynegys.com.

*Also, see: MLiGrp Press Release <http://mligrp.com/9.html>, WebSynergys
Press Release <http://websynergys.com/4.html>, Ankabooot Press

*For Press or any other inquiries please contact Mr. Mark Stevens **
Mark.Stevens at MLiGrp.com** or call +1 248 724 1328*

*About Us*

The Multilingual Internet Group www.MLiGrp.com
<http://www.mligrp.com/> consists
of a number of companies and an NGO, all of which are Internet based and
focused on delivering products and services towards a global Multilingual
(ML) Internet. They are: Ankabooot <http://ankabooot.com/>, The First Global
Social Network to break the language barrier, launched November 2009 during
The United Nations Internet Governance Forum in Sharm El-sheikh, Egypt. Live
Multilingual Translator <http://lmtranslator.com/> which translates English
Websites to Arabic with adherence to Language syntax and grammar, LMT is
also used by the United Nations Internet Governance forum since 2007.
ArabicSSL <http://arabicssl.net/>™ SSL Certification based on International
SSL standards and recognition. MINC <http://minc.org/>, The Multilingual
Internet Names Consortium - an NGO that has lead and pioneered on the
Multilingualization of the Internet. WebSynergys <http://websynergys.com/> is
our consulting company that assists clients to leverage the biggest change
in history to the Internet's Domain Name System and turning it into a
Multilingual Internet thru The New gTLDs and IDN gTLDs*. *

*About Deloitte*
“Deloitte” is world leader that provides
financial advisory<http://www.deloitte.com/view/en_US/us/Services/Financial-Advisory-Services/index.htm>,
risk management<http://www.deloitte.com/view/en_US/us/Services/additional-services/governance-risk-management/index.htm>and
tax <http://www.deloitte.com/view/en_US/us/Services/Tax/index.htm> services
to  clients around the world  thru local offices in particular geographic
areas to which it is subject to the laws and professional regulations of the
particular country or countries in which it operates. These firms are
members of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
<http://www.deloitte.com/global>(DTTL), a
UK private company limited by guarantee. For more information go to
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