The shabaka-domain has started at 31st October the first Sunrise Period of all new Top Level Domains.
The domain .shabaka is instantly recognised by all Arabic speakers as the generic term for the Internet given there is no direct translation.
.shabaka will be the catalyst for change for Arabic Internet users allowing for a truly international Internet experience.
Domain Name owners will be getting more than just the utility of a web address; they are signing up for a cause, and becoming part of the movement to empower the Arabic language on the Internet.
The total Middle East and North African (MENA) region comprises over 380 million people, and .shabaka is designed to be the Arabic Internet for the Arabic people.
Arabic is the fifth most-spoken language in the world and Arabic is the fastest growing segment on the Internet, (2,500% growth in the 10 years to 2011, compared to 300% for English).
The Domain .shabaka is the first new TLD to market, and the first global IDN in Arabic. With only four characters to type on an Arabic keyboard, .shabaka will be the open TLD of choice for Arabic Internet users.
.shabaka's is the first truly 'borderless' non-English TLD on the Internet, free from the sanctions of any one sovereign state.
There is at the Sunrise Period an application fee of 15 US-Dollars, which is not refundable. There is a registration fee of 150 US-Dollar/year. Two years are mandatory.
There is at the General Availability Period an application fee of 10 US-Dollars, which is not refundable. There is a registration fee of 60 US-Dollars/year. The period is one year.
You can choose which domains you would like using our lists. Click on the link to go to the order page of the most important New Top Level domains or search at the alphabetical list of the New Top Level Domains. You can also use our search engine to browse.