Iran

Iran (/ɪˈrɑːn/ or /aɪˈræn/; Persian: ایران‎ [ʔiːˈɾɒn] ), also known as Persia (/ˈpɜrʒə/ or /ˈpɜrʃə/), officially the Islamic Republic of Iran since 1980, is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered on the north by Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, with Kazakhstan and Russia across the Caspian Sea; on the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan; on the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman; on the west by Iraq; and on the northwest by Turkey. Comprising a land area of 1,648,195 km2 (636,372 sq mi), it is the second-largest nation in the Middle East and the 18th-largest in the world; with over 77 million inhabitants, Iran is the world's 17th most populous nation.
Posts about Iran
  • Iran rep reported to ICANN Ombudsman, again

    … Control, which oversees international trade sanctions in the US. As well as enforcing sanctions against countries including Iran, OFAC maintains a list of people and organizations, many of them Iranian, that American companies are forbidden from doing business with. It impacts ICANN because the organization in its normal course of business is often…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -
  • Iran reported to Ombudsman after new gTLD conspiracy theory

    … in a clear, respectful and objective manner. This cooperative atmosphere allowed for a timely discussion and quick resolution. Aratesh has for some time been one of the most vocal and combative GAC reps, noticeably unafraid to raise his voice when he needs to make his point. He recently publicly threatened to take his concerns about ICANN’s policy on two-character domains to the International Telecommunications Union if his demands were not met. Tweet Tagged: gac, ICANN, iran, new gTLDs, subsequent procedures …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 15 readers -
  • Here Are the Getty Images Instagram Grant Winners

    … burned for just over 100 years in mineral-rich Jharia. Girma Berta (@gboxcreative) resides in Addis Ababa and uses his iPhone to capture the vibrant color and grunge of street life in the capital of Ethiopia. Girma’s project, Moving Shadows, showcases local street scenes against backdrops of color. Honorable mentions went to Daro Sulakauri (@darosulakauri) from The Republic of Georgia; Ako Salemi (@f64s125) from Tehran, Iran; and Andrew Quilty (@andrewquilty), an Australian photographer based in Afghanistan. …

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social- 24 readers -
  • Barack Obama: Ruler of the Free (Instagram) World

    … Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, 607,554 Argentina President Mauricio Macri, 563,682 Egypt President Abdelfattah el-Sisi, 556,180 And when ranked by interactions per post, the top 10 world leaders on Instagram are: Obama, 56,558 Modi, 42,239 Medvedev, 31,806 Mohammed, 28,265 United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 14 readers -
  • .sexy may be blocked in Iran

    … Some networks in Iran appear to be systematically blocking Uniregistry’s .sexy gTLD. That’s one of the conclusions of a slightly odd experiment commissioned by ICANN. The newly published An Analysis of New gTLD Universal Acceptance was conducted by APNIC Labs. The idea was to figure out whether there are any issues with new gTLDs…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
  • Judge blocks seizure of Iran’s ccTLD

    … ICANN has won a court battle, and avoided a major political incident, over an attempt by terrorism victims to seize ccTLDs belonging to Iran, Korea and Syria. A District of Columbia judge ruled this week that while ccTLDs may be a form of “property” under the law, they’re not “attachable” property. Attachment is a legal concept used when…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 2 readers -
  • Keeping a Young Mind in a Fast Changing Digital Market Place

    Last week I attended the UK Search awards. I have been involved in the awards since the beginning and it pleased me to see the development of this event. It’s growing, the entries are getting better (and the drinking stays the same ). When talking to people I noticed some interesting things last week, which I believe show that is changing the SEO industry, or should I say t ...

    Bas Van Den Beld/ State of Digital- 12 readers -
  • Governments totally cool with two-letter domains

    …. Representatives from the United States, Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Australia, Austria and Iran all said yesterday that the GAC should not issue formal advice against the the two-character proposals. “The use of the ‘US’ two-letter country code at the second level has not presented any technical or policy issues for the United States,” US rep Suzanne…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 10 readers -
  • Internet Oversight Transition Already Proving to be a Big Mistake

    … started down a wrong path. Last month, the group proposed changing its bylaws to rubber-stamp government decisions unless two-thirds of the Icann board objects. As a result, Iran has proposed that the government group move to majority voting from the current consensus approach. That would enable the world’s majority of authoritarian governments…

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