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Comment on Geographic Regions Initial Report

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  • Subject: Comment on Geographic Regions Initial Report
  • From: "Abdulaziz Al-Zoman" <azoman@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2009 17:54:03 +0300



Thanks for giving us the chance to give our comments regarding the geographical 
regions of ICANN.


Currently, the Arab region, which consists of 22 countries and recognized by UN 
as a separate region, is not represented in the  current ICANN region. Arab 
ccTLDs, Arab LIRs, private sector, civil societies, … etc  are scattered around 
some with Asia pacific, some with Europe, and some with Africa.


To participate intelligently and  fruitfully for both the local communities as 
well as to ICANN community, An Arab region MUST be created under the ICANN 
Geographical Regions. It is member are the member of the Arab League, namely:

   Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

   United Arab Emirates

   Kingdom of Bahrain

   Republic of Tunisia

   People's Democratic Republic of Algeria

   Federal and Islamic Republic of Comoros

   Republic of Djibouti

   Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

   Democratic Republic of Sudan

   Syria Arab Republic

   Somalia Democratic Republic

   Republic of Iraq

   Sultanate of Oman


   State of Qatar

   Stat of Kuwait

   Lebanese Republic

   Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

   Arab Republic of Egypt

   Kingdom of Morocco

   Islamic Republic of Mauritania

   Yemen Arab Republic 


Here is more information about the Arab world taken from Wikipedia:

The Arab World refers to Arabic-speaking countries stretching from the Atlantic 
Ocean <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Ocean>  in the west to the Arabian 
Sea <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabian_Sea>  in the east, and from the 
Mediterranean Sea <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediterranean_Sea>  in the 
north to the Horn of Africa <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horn_of_Africa>  and 
the Indian Ocean <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Ocean>  in the southeast. 
It consists of 25 countries and territories with a combined population of 325 
million people straddling two continents.

For more information, please see the whole article on the wikipedia site:




With my best regards,
Abdulaziz H. Al-Zoman, Ph.D.

IT Consultant


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