ICANN Approves .asia Top-Level Domain


MARINA DEL REY, CA - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved the ".asia" top-level domain which will provide an additional suffix possibility for companies based in the Asia-Pacific region.

According to combined news agencies, the new TLD would be controlled by the DotAsia Organization, made up of domain registrars handling domain names for China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and other Asian countries.

Registration will not begin for another six to nine months, as the contract between ICANN and DotAsia has not yet been finalized.
According to DotAsia, registrations of .asia domain name will be restricted to businesses, organizations and individuals in the Asia Pacific region.

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