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The Far East Economy is Booming - Dotster Allows Business to Tap in with .Asia Domain Pre-registration

Dotster Helps Businesses to Secure .ASIA Domain Name To Seize

February 15, 2008; 03:20 AM

Vancouver, Wash. – With global attention turning to China as host of the 2008 Summer Olympics, Dotster, Inc., one of the world’s largest domain registration and Web hosting companies, is helping small and medium-sized businesses tap into one of the world’s fastest growing economies with the launch of its pre-registration process for the new .ASIA domain name. With a .ASIA domain, businesses now have further access to a global one-stop-shop Internet marketing solution. The .ASIA Top-Level Domain is operated by The DotAsia Organization and registration is currently underway.

“Dotster expects the Asia/Pacific region to ultimately play a dominant role in Internet e-commerce. The time is right for a .ASIA domain extension and Dotster is taking the lead in providing it to businesses and home users alike,” said Clint Page, CEO of Dotster, Inc.China will shortly replace the U.S. as the largest Internet market in the world. By 2010, 95 percent of all South Korean households will be wired for broadband Internet and 94 percent of Japanese homes will have broadband access, with Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia expected to be nearly 80 percent wired. With more than 60 percent of the world’s population, Asia is experiencing remarkable economic, technical and cultural growth that businesses can take advantage of with a .ASIA domain name from Dotster.”

The Sunrise period of the .ASIA domain registration process includes three stages that are currently taking place 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.

Beginning on February 20, the .ASIA “landrush” period opens for anyone who meets the eligibility requirements. In order to satisfy the eligibility requirements, a registrant must be a person or a corporation that is a legal entity in the .ASIA community. A first-come, first-served registration process is expected to begin in March.

As a new Top-Level Domain, recognized by the U.S.-based Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the .ASIA extension represents 73 countries and spans Asia, Australia and the Pacific region. For more information about the .ASIA Sunrise period and each stage of the registration process, visit

About Dotster, Inc.

Dotster is one of the largest ICANN-accredited domain name registration and Web site hosting companies in the world. Launched in 2000, Dotster was among the first to offer long-term domain registrations and discounted pricing. Customers now turn to Dotster for its ability to deliver marketable domain names, Web site building tools, Web site design, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) solutions and reliable Web hosting. Dotster specializes in providing affordable, quality service to hosting resellers, bulk domain name buyers and developers who require virtual private servers and other high-end hosting services. For more information, please visit

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