|Introduced||24 March 2013|
|TLD type||top-level domain|
|Intended use||Arabic-language websites|
The Arabic top-level domain .شبكة (meaning ".web", and transcribed into English as ".shabaka") is an internationalized domain name top-level domain in the Domain Name System of the Internet for Arabic language websites. Websites using the domain can be accessed using its U-label[a] (.شبكة) or A-label[b] equivalent (
The domain was approved for use by ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) in March 2013. Its sunrise period ran from 31 October to 29 December 2013, and landrush period from 2 January to 31 January 2014. General availability for the domain commenced on 4 February 2014.
- Cherrayil, Naushad K. (24 March 2013). "ICANN approves .shabaka top-level domain name". Gulf News. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
- "IANA Delegation Report for .شبكة". 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
- "FAQs". dotShabaka Registry. 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
- "IDN Glossary". ICANN. 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
- dotShabaka Registry - registrar for .شبكة domains
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