Hong Kong, July 9, 2013 – DotAsia Organisation is excited to announce 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. The growing Asian Internet marketplace and integration has been a major pull factor for local SME expanding regionally and multinationals establishing their brands on the .Asia cyber real-estate.
"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.