.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.
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.
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):
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Iran, Islamic Republic of *(See Below)
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
Korea, Republic of
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Micronesia, Federated States of
Papua New Guinea
Syrian Arab Republic
United Arab Emirates
*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.
Top Level Domain Voyage
gTLDs -- Generic Top Level Domains
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.
DOMAIN NAMES FOR SALE
LIST OF ALL GENERIC TLD DOMAINS
LIST OF ALL COUNTRY CODE TLD DOMAINS
Domain Name Information and FAQ
For Beautiful Jewelry of Nepal and Tibet see:
... and AccentNepal.com
- which is hosted by eBay stores.
.Asia Aisa Middle-Eastern Asia/Australia/Pacific Islands Regions.