Asia gets web domain name

Internet oversight body gives the green light for ".asia" domain.

    The new domain will supplement
    those of individual countries

    ICANN earlier approved ".eu'" for the European Union.
     
    DotAsia plans to explore permitting domain names in Asian scripts under ".asia".
     
    ICANN also has been exploring allowing suffixes in other scripts, too.
     
    Registration for names using the Latin alphabet is expected to open in six to nine months.
     
    Trademark holders will get priority and prices will vary.
     
    Plans are to restrict registration to those in the region, which includes Australia.
     
     Demand for the new names has generally been low, compared to long-standing ones such as ".com", although some late-comers to the internet have found that the names they seek have been taken.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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