October 10, 2007; 02:54 AM
GoDaddy.com has been accredited to provide
registrations for the new .ASIA top-level domain by The DotAsia
Organization, a not-for-profit, community based organization that is
the registry for the .ASIA domain.
Go Daddy will begin accepting
.ASIA registrations tomorrow, at the start of the Sunrise period. The
Sunrise period is divided into three phases including the acceptance of
applications for Governmental Reserved Names, registered trademarks and
service mark holders, and for companies in the region to use their name
with the .ASIA domain.
“Now is the time. Asia is a region with explosive
online growth,” said Bob Parsons, Go Daddy CEO and Founder. We are
ready and waiting to help people register the new .ASIA domain name
In February 2008, the Landrush period is targeted to
commence and is available for anyone meeting the charter eligibility
requirements. For domains receiving more than one valid application
during the Sunrise and Landrush periods, a closed auction will be held
for all competing applicants. A first-come, first-served registration
process for the .ASIA domain is targeted to begin in March 2008.
.ASIA tld is dedicated to the Asia community. The .ASIA community, as
defined by ICANN, consists of the Asia, Australia and Pacific regions
which include 73 countries. Anyone can be a registrant for .ASIA
domains, but in order to satisfy the eligibility requirements, the
Charter Eligibility Declaration of the applied domain must represent a
legal entity in the .ASIA community. A legal entity may be a person or
a juristic entity, such as a corporation.
GoDaddy.com offers 41 domain extensions and as the world’s dominant registrar, www.GoDaddy.com
registers more domain names than its three closest competitors
combined. GoDaddy.com is also a leading Web hosting provider offering
more than 35 related products to help customers create an online
For detailed information about the Sunrise period and each phase, please visit: www.DotAsia.org.