The DotAsia Organization, which operates the .ASIA TLD, has today announced the implementation of a new ‘simplified’ registration process for .ASIA domain names. As dictated by new procedure, businesses and individuals that acquire .ASIA domain names are no longer required to submit proof of locality during the time of registration.
The change will come into effect this week, with the .ASIA eligibility requirements policy officially updated to allow for relatively easier registrations, particularly for entities without a pre-existing regional address or proof of local identification. Essentially, this means that anyone can now register a .ASIA domain name, even if they do not have a physical address in the region.
As stated in the press release, the DotAsia Organization hopes this move will-
- Open up registrations globally for those looking to connect with Asia
- Open up registrations to Asian communities or businesses located outside the designated region
- Simplify the registration process for all applicants
CEO of DotAsia Organization, Edmon Chung, had this to say about the change in policy:
From .ASIA, For .ASIA has been our philosophy from the start. We have always believed that the .ASIA domain is valuable equally for those coming from Asia as well as those looking for Asia.
The new streamlined registration process completes our mandate to serve the global community seeking to connect with Asia, and matches our new call championing the world to rise with Asia. Whether you are an Asian restaurant in Europe or an Asian American association in the US, you can now easily register a .Asia name that speaks to your brand and scope.
Data reveals that in 2016, over 80% of all .ASIA registrations came from the Asia-Pacific region, led by China, India, Japan and South East Asian countries.