Google(NASDAQ:GOOG) launches regional domains 4 Tunisia & IraqYAHOO! #Iraq_TunisiaJune 13, 2019
Google on Thursday launched the domains google.iq and google.tn provide regional, pertinent search results for the countries of Iraq and Tunisia respectively.
Google had previously routed searches from Iraq and Tunisia through other countries.
Now, an Iraqi searching for, say, a shoe store is more likely to find one that’s closer to his or her location.
The two new additions mean that Google now has 184 local domains worldwide, with 15 of those in Arab countries.
“For example, a search for [central bank] on the Iraq domain yields results relevant to someone in Iraq, such as the Central Bank of Iraq.
On the other hand, the same search on the Tunisia domain returns slightly different results.”
With the new domains comes better support for each country’s languages.
In Iraq, Google users can now search in Arabic and Kurdish.
In Tunisia, Arabic and French are now supported.
Google.iq and google.tn bring Google closer to its stated goal of covering the world’s top 40 spoken languages and 99 percent of all Internet users.
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