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- abbreviation Internet An Internet
top-level domainintended for use by people and organisations in Asia, Australia, and the Pacific.
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ICANN signs off on .asia domain, AP via Globe and Mail Dec 8 -- "The Internet's key oversight agency said Thursday it has signed a contract to create Internet addresses ending in .asia as a way to unify businesses and other users in the Asia-Pacific region."
According to EuroDNS, “While this service cannot be a pre-registration until the actual .asia rules are finalised, it is an increased chance for any potential domain registration to be considered and will allow Do.asia and EuroDNS to get a better feel of the market.”
ICANN and Do.asia signed the .asia registry agreement on 6 December 2006 at the ICANN annual meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil following the ICANN board approving the designation of the .asia sponsored top-level domain on 18 October 2006.
Anyone interested in a .asia domain can express their interest on www.asiadns.com.
"The .xxx sunrise period results far exceed those of any other new sponsored top-level domains, including .mobi, .asia and even that of .co that relaunched last year."
"Looming on the horizon is a newer set of Web addresses ending in such suffixes as ".jobs" and ".asia."