Welcome to the Internet .ASIA

by Patrick Jones on May 3, 2007

asia_logo.jpg The first gTLD located in Asia has been added to the root zone. .ASIA was added to the root overnight, becoming the 16 gTLD under contract with ICANN to be delegated. On 6 December 2006, ICANN and DotAsia signed the .ASIA registry agreement during the ICANN Annual Meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil. DotAsia intends to launch the new TLD later this year.

Congratulations to the DotAsia Organisation on this achievement.


Stéphane Bortzmeyer 05.04.07 at 12:00 am

I would be a good idea to update the database used by IANA whois server before or just after the blog…

% whois -h whois.iana.org asia
Domain asia. not found. Please note that this whois server
only provides information for a very few domains.

(I’ve heard that IANA is run by ICANN.)

Kim Davies 05.04.07 at 1:19 pm

The IANA WHOIS server will reflect the details for the .ASIA delegation in the fullness of time. IANA is required to follow a certain procedure for implementing changes to the root zone, which is still in progress. Once that process is complete, the WHOIS data is updated.

If you are interested in the facts surrounding the delegation, IANA’s delegation report is online at http://www.iana.org/reports/asia-report-12apr2007.html

Charley 05.07.07 at 6:17 am

Nice to see this being added.

mujibussalim 05.27.07 at 5:52 pm

this web god for dvelopment cyber world for the future..!

jacksparrow 06.13.07 at 10:44 pm

Adding another gTLD how many have we got and none of them are fully suscribed just have squaters and large companies in there. Why dont they focus on improving sales in the other TLDs today theres .asia then there will be .whatnot just a money making game it seems

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