It is "an important tangible and symbolic milestone for this nation, as well as the freedom and hopes of the Iraqi people," he wrote in a letter dated May 20 to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)A recent surved pointed out that approx. 6% of the Iraqis say to have access to the internet, and that fewer than 2% actually uses it on a regular base. 12% of the Iraqis claims to have a computer.
The application process could take several months for Iraq because the country and the government remain unstable. Iraq officials say they modeled their application on one submitted by Afghanistan (news - web sites). The ICANN general counsel handling the Iraq application did not return a message. A spokesman said the organization does not comment on applications.
At the moment more than 240 countries have domain names.