The domain name system in Oman is confusing, unstructured, and remains very unattractive for most businesses and Internet users in the country.
A few days ago, the Turkish parliament passed a new bill that will allow the Turkish authorities to order to have a website blocked in Turkey without the need for a court order.
The Internet is censored in Oman without any publicly available guidelines, no proper appeal process to challenge the decision to censor a website, and no guarantee that this censorship will not restrict our right to access knowledge.
Most countries around the world celebrate January 1 every year as the Public Domain Day - the day in which works of authors who died decades ago finally join the public domain and become available to society to see, copy, and build upon free of charge.
A number of voice over IP (VoIP) services have been available to the public in Oman for about two years now, but many of the internationally popular ones are still blocked for no logical reason.