Andy Atkins-Kruger

.asia domain name to be launched

Foxnews reports that an organisation known as “DotAsia Organization Ltd” has had its application to run domain names in asian languages under the top level domain ‘.asia’ approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.

The domains will cover China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and other asian countries.

Andy Atkins-Kruger
Andy is the CEO of Webcertain. He is a trained linguist with 20 years experience in international marketing, having helped major brand leaders with their advertising and public relations projects on five continents. Webcertain has been operating multilingual search marketing campaigns for over 15 years and is one of few agencies which only deal with international campaigns; the company doesn't deal in single market projects. Andy speaks regularly at conferences around the world, writes for the Multinational Search column of SearchEngineLand.com and is the Managing Editor of the Multilingual Search blog.

2 Responses to .asia domain name to be launched

  1. ix-onw.com says:

    IX-ONE.COM Open asia domain now.

    2007.11.12 — More than 15,000 applications received for new .Asia domain — Interest in the new .Asia domain is gaining momentum as the second phase of registration begins November 13.

    Experts predict that 95 percent of all South Korean households will be wired for broadband Internet by the year 2010. Ninety-four percent of Japanese homes will have broadband access, with Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia expected to be nearly 80 percent wired. By 2010, China will have replaced the US as the largest Internet market in the world.†

  2. David Temple says:

    Many countries in Asia believe a .com address really represents the US. I guess most .com addresses are registered by companies and individuals in the US. I guess if you can have a .eu name why not? I think .asia will catch on and eventually outnumber .com names. These names will be restricted to those in the region which interstingly enough includes Australia.

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