DotAsia announce today that the “.Asia” gTLD has reached over 500,000 domain names under management.
“Since the successful Sunrise launch in 2007 the “.Asia” gTLD has grown steadily over the years.”
“As one of the first waves of new gTLDs, ‘.Asia’ is setting the benchmark for community development, awareness and engagement,” said Edmon Chung, CEO of DotAsia. “With potentially over 1,000 new top-level-domains coming online, the new Internet landscape will change the way people navigate and search the Internet, and we believe in the lasting value of ‘.Asia’ in connecting businesses to the largest and most dynamic marketplace online with one domain.”
“The Asia Pacific region is taking center stage in global business. As the Asian Century emerges and prevails, the adoption patterns of “.Asia” matches with a tell-tale story. Many registrations for “.Asia” was coming from North America and Australia in the earlier years. Recently however, China, India and Japan are taking over, with the majority of new registrations for “.Asia” coming from the region.”
“Asian companies and startups are seeing the value of ‘.Asia’ domains for SEO and for expanding their market across Asia,” added Chung, “we are encouraged by the adoption of ‘.Asia’ in Asia. The increasing sighting of ‘.Asia’ domains used on billboards, ads and products is the best testimonial for our work. I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank all the registrars in their continued support in helping us extend the reach and awareness of ‘.Asia’ around the world.”
Alongside this milestone achievement of reaching beyond half a million of “.Asia” domains registered, DotAsia is also pleased to announce the revamp of its website: http://www.dot.asia.
The new website provides a comprehensive view into the community works of DotAsia as a not-for-profit organization with a mandate to promote Internet development and adoption around Asia: http://www.dot.asia/dotasia-organisation/about-dotasia/#community.
George Kirikos says
If you look at the chart on RegistrarStats.com, it’s clear the .asia growth was mainly due to huge discounting of registration fees. At some point, those domains need to be renewed, and we’ll probably see the chart turn south (unless they offer another promo).
Lance Zeidman says
Well this is an ‘out of the blue’ PR for dot Asia.
Noticed it was only direct quotes from dot Asia org themselves only. I take it with a grain of salt. I took my lumps during the sunrise and landrush and auctions but have since dropped all but three domains. Much as I did with dot xxx.
Now Im going to grab some lunch and laughs with my lumps and salt.
It was this dot Asia that screwed me up . As usual the big brouhaha marketing agenda:
“Asian companies and startups are seeing the value of ‘.Asia’ domains for SEO and for expanding their market across Asia””
I have never seen any company using dot Asia.
This goes to dot eru whatever.
Pavan Budhrani says
In Asia, we see growing number of companies and organizations putting their virtual businesses / presence on .Asia domains such as WeberShandwick.asia; DBS.asia, Pull-in.asia, Art-It.asia and many more.