Sep 27, 2011. London, Los Angeles, Cairo, Mumbai, , Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong - WebSynergys www.WebSyergys.com and The Multilingual Internet Group (MLiGrp) 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”. his 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 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@WebSynegys.com.
For Press or any other inquiries please contact Mr. Mark Stevens Mark.Stevens@MLiGrp.com or call +1 248 724 1328
The Multilingual Internet Group 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, 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 Translatorwhich 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™ SSL Certification based on International SSL standards and recognition. MINC, The Multilingual Internet Names Consortium - an NGO that has lead and pioneered on the Multilingualization of the Internet.WebSynergys 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.
“Deloitte” is world leader that provides audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management and tax 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 (DTTL), a UK private company limited by guarantee. For more information go to http://www.deloitte.com
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