Iran’s representative in ICANN negotiations said that the company has agreed to assign the domain name "persiangulf” to Iran.
"With the support of Iran, the application for the registration of the ‘persiangulf’ internet domain which was proposed by a foreign company was approved of by ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) and Iran was recognized as the spiritual owner of ‘persiangulf’ internet domain name,” Mehr reports.
Said Mahdiyoun added "In line with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ acceptance of high-level domain names, the registration of ‘.persiangulf’ was considered.”
"Menwhile as a Turkish company had applied for the ‘persiangulf’ domain name, Emiratis had started objections last year, demanding the domain not to be registered due to oppositions by 6 countries of the Persian Gulf area,” Mahdiyoun further said.
He also said that the objections were pursued by the 6 countries by requesting the GAC not to consider registering the domain name, which were not accepted after Iran defended its position by providing historical evidence.
Meanwhile a Swahili website says that inside the Arab Persian-Gulf-area countries entities have expressed disapproval of the registration of ‘persiangulf’ by their states.
The Turkish company AGIT had applied for the domain in May 2013.