.ASIA - Asian Pacific Region


Online Domain Name Extension Directory



Meaning: The broadly defined Asian region, with domain registrants from a specific list of eligible countries ranging from the Mid-east through the Pacific Islands. Territories of countries outside the region are not included.

Domain Name availability: Open to residents and companies with a legitimate presence in the Mid-east, Asia and the Australia/Pacific region (list below). A few refistrars offer proxies (additional $10), however their acceptance by the registry is uncertain.

Registry: dotasia.org/
Official whois listings: whois.nic.asia (not yet available).

Price: Sunrise (early trademark reservation) was about $100 per name. Most registars price them at about $15 - $20 per year.

Notes:
many domains are reserved by the registry, the list is at: registry.asia/cgi-bin/whois.cgi.
IDN domains will be supported eventually, adoption will be on a country by country basis (sure to be a complex task).

Sunrise trademark registration began in October, 2007. The general landrush took place in February, 2008 and the domain went live March 26, 2008.

Early registration of domains was subject to auction if more than one person attempted to register the same domain.
There was uncertainty and poor communication with the registry at the opening of this domain extension.


Eligible Countries for Asia domains (73):
Afghanistan
Antarctica
Armenia
Australia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
China
Christmas Island
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Cook Islands
Cyprus
Fiji
Georgia
Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Hong Kong
Indonesia
India
Iran, Islamic Republic of *(See Below)
Iraq
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kiribati
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
Korea, Republic of
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Lebanon
Macao
Malaysia
Maldives
Marshall Islands
Micronesia, Federated States of
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nauru
Nepal
New Zealand
Niue
Norfolk Island
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Palestinian Territories
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Qatar
Samoa
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Syrian Arab Republic
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Tokelau
Tonga
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Viet Nam
Yemen

*Iran has been removed from the list of acceptable countries, no explanation was provided and the status of domains previously registered giving addresses in Iran is uncertain.



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Some information is from the official (dot Asia gTLD) registry. Each individual registrar price list will vary greatly. It is recommended that you contact several registrars for their prices of domain names before you buy. Only information you find at a website from the registry or e-mail sent by them can be assumed to be accurate.

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For Beautiful Jewelry of Nepal and Tibet see:
JewelryTibet.com
... and AccentNepal.com
- which is hosted by eBay stores.


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