Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the world. An individual may only call himself or herself a Muslim, if he or she believes that God is God, there is no God but God, and Muhammad (peace be upon him) is his prophet. The religion of Islam calls for the belief in the revelation revealed to mankind by previous prophets, including Moses, Abraham, and Jesus. Islam’s holy book, the Quran, has remained unchanged since its revelation; unlike previous holy books revealed by earlier prophets, the original words of the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) have not been lost.
The purpose of the .ISLAM Top Level Domain is to increase the availability of information about the Muslim faith. AGITSys, the applicant for the .ISLAM Top Level Domain, intends to limit second-level domain registrations to those of Muslim faith, or those with a clear interest in serving the Muslim community and faith beneficially.
The .ISLAM gTLD has the power to bring together Muslims across national borders in a free-flowing exchange of information and commerce.
The benefits of the .ISLAM gTLD will be manifold, not just to registrants but also to tens of millions of Muslim internet users, as well as many others with an interest in or curiosity regarding Islam. The presence of a Muslim-specific gTLD will increase the volume of online Islamic resources, as the emergence of .ISLAM second-level domains sees a network effect kick in. This network effect will create an additional incentive for the digitization of existing Islamic materials, so as to facilitate their posting online as the demand for such material grows.