Application Comment Details

Communication and Information Technology Commission, Kindom of Saudi Arabia
Uniregistry, Corp.
Community Objection Ground
Objection to .TATTOO as a gTLD
13 August 2012 at 17:00:26 UTC

The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) is the information and communications technology sector (ICT) regulator in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (SA).

Amongst its roles and responsibilities include:

• Granting licenses in the ICT sector

• Protection of users’ rights

• Setting service quality standards

• Preparation of policies, regulatory frameworks and studies of ICT sector in SA

• domain name administration in SA

• Increasing the information security awareness level in SA

• Supervision of the National Committee for Information Society in SA

Many large societies of the world consider tattooing contrary to their culture, morality and religion such as Islam and Judaism.

The creation of a gTLD string which promotes tattooing will be offensive to these societies and cultures, representing billions of people worldwide.

We would therefore respectfully request that ICANN refuse the application for this gTLD string.