DotAsia and .Asia Registry Policies are generally developed with an open consultation process. Draft policies are developed, posted publicly and circulated to seek feedback and comments from members, Advisory Council and the public at large.

As part of the Sponsored gTLD agreement with ICANN, DotAsia is responsible for policy development in a number of areas (Appendix S, Part 2. Delegated Authority – http://www.icann.org/en/about/agreements/registries/asia/appendix-s-06dec06-en.htm#2), including for example:

  • Establishment of domain naming conventions
  • Reservation of names to be withheld from reservation in the TLD (in addition to those names reserved by ICANN and set forth in a schedule by ICANN)
  • Reservation of names to be offered for registration other than on a first-come, first-served basis and creation of the policies and procedures under which such names may be registered
  • Policies regarding eligibility to register a domain name in the TLD and restrictions and policies on how registered names may be used, which need not be uniform for all names within the TLD
  • Procedures and schedule for the start-up or any subsequent sunrise policies and procedures
  • Organizational governance policies and operations management will be formulated and maintained by the DotAsia Organisation
  • Any other policies or practices not inconsistent with the Agreement, ICANN Temporary Specifications and Policies, or Consensus Policy

Current and Recent Policy Consultations:

Title Date Posted Comment Period Closing Comments
       

Comments can be submitted to our Contact Form. (Please select “Registry Policies” as the topic)

In pursuit of policies for new registry technologies and features as the DNS and the domain industry develops, special policy initiatives are launched by DotAsia. For example to better organize and promote the IDN Language Policies, DNSSEC implementation, etc.

DNSSEC.Asia

DotAsia has always put security and stability of the Internet as a top priority for our community. The implementation of DNSSEC furthers our commitment to foster a safe and secure environment for...

IDN.Asia: Think IDN. Think .Asia!

In support of the Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) .Asia launch, an informational website — www.idn.asia — was setup to aggregate relevant knowledge and news about IDN technologies...

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Kiteboarding Youth Olympic Hopefuls Shine for Asia

With the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) on the horizon, riders in the Asia Pacific region are flexing their muscles to make sure they make it to the first Kiteboarding Olympic event later this year.

DotAsia releases its findings for Youth Mobility Index Report in Asia

To commemorate its 10th year anniversary, operator of the '.Asia' regional top-level-domain, today released its first annual 'Youth Mobility Index (YMI.Asia)' report. YMI.Asia aims to measure the social, geo-physical and digital mobility of younger generations across Asia to better support young Asian entrepreneurs setting out to change the world.

The .ASIA Crystal Ball Sees A Bright Future Following Liberalised Eligibility: Leona Chen-Birkner Interview

Recently the .asia top level domain made a number of changes to eligibility, the main one being to enable anyone, anywhere with an interest in Asia to register a .asia domain name. As the Asian region expands, and Asian communities around the world grow and diversify, there are some great opportunities ahead. There are challenges ahead for .asia, as with any top level domain, but their experiences can also be instructive. Recently Leona Chen-Birkner, Vice President of Registrar Relations for DotAsia Organisation, sat down with Domain Pulse to discuss DotAsia's experiences, and what the future looks like.

第二届DOMAINfest@IoN.Asia 在香港数码港成功召开

第二届DOMAINfest@IoN.Asia于2016年9月20日在香港数码港举办开幕仪式,为期3天的会议正式开始。而在9月19日下午,一些前期会议已经如火如荼的展开了。 上图,9月20日上午,左起DotAsiaCEO Edmon Chung钟宏安 ...

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