Masr (domain name)
|TLD type||Internationalized country code top-level domain|
|Registry||TE Data, InTouch, Vodafone Data and the Egyptian Universities Network (EUN) |
|Intended use||Entities connected with Egypt|
|Actual use||Starting. First site is موقع.وزارة-الاتصالات.مصر|
The Arabic domain name مصر (meaning "Egypt", romanized as masr or misr) is the internationalized country code top-level domain (IDN ccTLD) in the Domain Name System (DNS) of the Internet for Egypt. Its ASCII DNS name is xn--wgbh1c, obtained by the Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications (IDNA) transcription method.
The domain was one of the first IDN ccTLDs installed in the DNS on 5 May 2010.
The first website of this top-level domain was a site of the Egyptian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. After the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, a website for a referendum was set up using this domain (استفتاء.مصر — literally, referendum[of].egypt).
- NTRA, Three Egyptian Companies Selected for Domain Name Registration Services under the Arabic Country Code Top Level Domain of Egypt “مصر.”
- Two New Licenses for (.masr) Domain Name Registration to Be Launched
- First IDN ccTLDs available, ICANN announcement, 2010-05-05
- 'Historic' day as first non-latin web addresses go live, BBC, 6 May 2010.
- Dot Masr, Al-Ahram Weekly On-line, 13–19 May 2010
- Net milestone: Egypt gets first Arabic domain name, The Times of India, May 7, 2010
- Egypt business: Arabic domain name soon a reality, 1 March 2010
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