Abu Dhabi’s Smart Solutions and Services Authority, ADSSSA, announced the launch of the Abu Dhabi Internet domain suffixes (.abudhabi), and (.أبوظبي) for Arabic to represent the Emirate’s digital identity in the virtual world.
According to a report by WAM, the announcement, came during the signing of a tripartite agreement between the ADSSSA, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA, and the Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat), to launch the new internet domain suffixes for Abu Dhabi.
Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director General of the TRA, Dr. Rawda Al Saadi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority, and Saleh Al Abdoli, CEO of Etisalat signed the agreement aimed at providing the new internet domain suffixes for individuals, companies and entities alike within the UAE.
Al Mansoori noted that the launch of Abu Dhabi domain name enhances the capital’s and the UAE’s distinguished position, as well as the economic activity and e-presence of registered entities in the UAE. “We, in TRA would like to thank Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority, as well as the telecom service providers in the country for their great efforts in preparation of the digital future, which is an important pillar of post-oil sustainability, as digital knowledge is an essential resource in the national economy.”
The partnership also aims to standardise the suffixes used by the Emirate’s government entities and to raise the nation’s global innovation index by adopting new technological steps and initiatives by applying leading ideas in the government sector.
This agreement will additionally continue to promote Abu Dhabi in touristic, cultural and economic fields. The distinctive domain suffixes are an attractive factor for companies interested in the myriad of local and international commercial opportunities, events and exhibitions hosted annually by the Emirate.
Dr. Rauda Al Saadi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority, said, “This agreement will contribute towards the enrichment of Abu Dhabi’s technological system, and towards reinforcing the Emirate’s international status by showcasing its full potential in creative, innovative and technological fields. This will attract international companies and organisations and will further serve the establishment of a knowledge-based economy. We are confident that this cooperation will employ sufficient expertise to develop the country’s technological infrastructure and improve the efficiency of our government services. “