.HALAL is a new generic Top-Level domain name introduced by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The word „Halal” means „lawful” in the Arabic launguage. The religion of Islam permits to do or use all things unless the Islamic law stipulates otherwise Thus, ”Halal” is the term used to define things or activities allowed under the Islamic law.
Due to the numerous factions of Islamic religion, there is no standard definition of what is lawful. Accordingly, the word “Halal” may be variously defined and used in many contexts, mostly to describe food that is considered permissible according to the Islamic law. Therefore, the application of .HALAL domain names can be varied, ranging from producers of food, pharmaceuticals or cosmetics to hotels, restaurants and service providers.