As it was reported earlier by Mideast Time, a large number of Arab citizens were not happy with the formal application of Persian Gulf domain extension. Now the governments of four Arab states including Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and UAE have sent their official objection letter to ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) and asked the international institution to disapprove the application made by Asia Green IT System Bilgisayar San. ve Tic. Ltd. Sti.
According to the published letter, the governments of the mentioned Arab nations believe the new .PersianGulf extension has two important weak points. First the term of Persian Gulf refers to a geographical place with disputed name. Secondly the offered domain extension doesn’t come with community involvement and support in its target market. Base on the proposed application by Asia Green IT System Bilgisayar, the company’s target market is restricted to 8 countries namely Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. But the applicant has not received any official endorsement or support from the community or any of its organizations, or any governmental or non-‐governmental organization within this community.
Asia Green IT System is a Turkey based IT company directed by Iranian managers.