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“We Are The One Stop Shop For Any SMB or Entrepreneur to Come & Grow Online”- Rajiv Sodhi, GoDaddy

India has over 137 million users million users logged onto the internet, a number big enough to make it the third biggest country in terms of internet users in the world, but still relatively small keeping in perspective the country’s 1.2 billion population. The internet adoption rate in India is growing at a year on year rate of 26%, with small towns and the lower rungs of the economic ladder getting online faster than ever before. This growing internet usage is also changing the way Indian SMBs reach out to their customers. Indian SMBs with a website have 51% higher revenues, 49% more profit, and 7% broader customer bases than their offline-only counterparts, a recent industry report revealed. However, only a 5% of Indian SMBs have a web presence, reflecting a clear lack of skill, ...

dotShabaka Registry is First to Sign new TLD Contract With ICANN For “dotShabaka”

The first agreement between The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the global regulator of web addresses  and an applicant to run a new TLD has been signed. ICANN has  entered into a contract with dotShabaka Registry for “dotShabaka” to become the world’s first Arabic new Top-Level Domain (TLD). The Shabaka. domain name extension marks a meaningful change for the Arabic Internet, with tremendous opportunities for new businesses to grow and flourish in the Arabic language. This partnership between our two companies is in line with our strategy to expand the GoDaddy brand into international markets and is a significant step in the Internet’s evolution. – Blake Irving, CEO, GoDaddy. Shabaka., a domain name for those who want  an Arabic online presence, is part ...

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