Internet of Names.
We navigate the Internet by using names. Whether you are directly typing in a domain name (e.g. www.domains.asia) or if you browse by click, shoot or search, domain names are the underlying addressing system for Internet interactivity. At Namesphere, we believe in the future of the Internet of things where you can name everything online from your virtual self to your own fridge or TV in Internet names that speaks your identity.
Namesphere is dedicated to the development of the Internet of names.
Namesphere (www.namesphere.asia) is a brand of the DotAsia Organisation, the first generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) from Asia. DotAsia is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote Internet development and adoption in Asia. Through Namesphere, DotAsia will invest its knowledge and resources to support new gTLD initiatives from Asia as well as those with a vision encompassing the Asia Internet community an marketplace.
Leveraging the proven policy, technology, operations and market experience from DotAsia, Namesphere is your premier partner for developing your TLD. Whether it is the development of community relations, sunrise and launch policies, value proposition and market strategies; whether you are a community TLD, commercial TLD, geographic TLD or a brand TLD, Namesphere is prepared not only to provide creative ideas but the hands-on ability to successfully execute and implement with impact and compliance.
Namesphere is not just a consultant; we are your full-service Front End Registry Solutions Provider.
The Namesphere Advantage:
Understanding of the Asian Marketplace
Drawing from the strong understanding of the diverse, young and dynamic Asian Internet marketplace from DotAsia as the first gTLD from Asia, you can leverage Namesphere’s knowledge in supporting strategic operations to reach the thriving market in Asia.
Expert Knowledge of IDN
The majority of the billions of users that are coming online do not speak English, IDN (Internationalized Domain Names) allows you to reach them. The Namesphere team are pioneers and experts of IDN technologies and markets.
Strong Community Development
Awareness and community building are important cornerstones for TLD development. As a partner of Namesphere you can leverage the proven track record at DotAsia of successful community development programs that strategically builds awareness as well as contribute to serving the community.
Financial & Technical Support
Namesphere is prepared to support TLD initiatives, as well as to work together with applicants to raise further funds. The Namesphere team has strong technological knowhow in EPP (Extensible Provisioning Protocol), DNS, WHOIS and other core components of the registry system.
Industry Experience & Relationships
As a partner of Namesphere you can reach and draw from a wealth of industry experience and relationships, including the network of registries, registrars, resellers and registrants especially from Asia. At Namesphere we understand how best to position your TLD with the right segments in the industry.
Pioneering Benchmark in Policy Development
Namesphere will draw from the extensive knowledge at DotAsia who pioneered and implemented one of the most successful TLD Sunrises, along with startup processes, such as the Pioneer Domains Program (Founders’ / RFP Program), and the auction model which have become industry benchmarks.
Namesphere: What We Offer as a Front End Registry Solutions Provider
Policy Development & Implementation
The success of a TLD Registry is built on sound policy development and implementation. As stewards of a global public scarce resource, TLD Registries must put in place effective policies to mitigate abuse and risks. At the same time these policies must support economic viability and expansion. Namesphere will work with each individual TLD Registry to tailor a set o Registry policies that works best for the business, community and public considerations.
ICANN Policies & Compliance
The value of a TLD Registry is directly derived from the contract and relationship. While you build your dream on your TLD, Namesphere will work to ensure that your business, market and operational initiatives and approaches can meet with ICANN compliance. Where appropriate, Namesphere will also advice and help instigate policy processes at ICANN to support your vision.
Registrar & Channel Development
The ability to reach the end customer is most important for a TLD registry. Namesphere will work with your team to segment and target your efforts through to the right customers. That includes identifying and establishing working relationships with the right registrars and resellers in the marketplace at different times through the development of the TLD: launch, expansion, growth, etc.
Industry & Mass Market Strategies
Depending on your vision for your TLD registry, Namesphere will work with your team to identify the best approaches, including communications, public relations, mass media or otherwise, e.g. celebrity spokespersons, communication materials, roadshows, press conferences, speaking engagements at appropriate conferences, etc., to bring your message to the industry as well as to the mass market.
Community Development Strategies
The Internet is about open culture. A successful TLD must successfully engage the relevant communities on the Internet to feel associated with the TLD. Namesphere will provide our expertise and networks to engage with target communities through social media, community events and other serendipity approaches to plant the seeds for the community to identify with your TLD.
Technical Backend Liaison
You are interested to grow your business and market. Namesphere can talk technical with your technical backend provider to ensure that technologies are in place to support your vision and not to restrain you from the programs and ideas you have. The Namesphere team has significant knowledge and expertise in operating TLD registries, especially ways to make best use of the registry systems to support innovative market programs.
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.
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.
.Asia Top-Level-Domain Introduces Simplified Registration Process – Registrants Outside of the Region Benefit
DotAsia Organisation, registry operator of the .Asia top-level-domain, announces new simplified registration process for .Asia domain names. Businesses and individuals acquiring .Asia names are no longer required to provide proof of locality during registration.
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 ...
Ajitora Joins WWF in Celebrating Global Tiger Day with #ThumbsUpForTigers! Ajitora, Tx2 Ambassador, today coordinates a youth summit at the Youth Internet Governance Camp (YIGF) camp along with a multistakeholder ...
Ajitora, DotAsia’s cyberspace tiger and appointed Tx2 Ambassodor, is proud to announce a global collaboration with domain registration and ecommerce storefronts to spread the Tx2 vision to #doubletigers in the wild by 2022. Building on the exciting news from WWF that wild tiger population ...
Ajitora Invites Internet Community to Join in the Tx2 Goals by Sharing an UPROAR! Building on Ajitora's appointment as an Ambassador for Tx2 (the goal to #doubletigers in the wild by 2022 jointly supported by GTF, WWF, TRAFFIC and others), DotAsia announces the release of Ajitora images ...
Ajitora at DotAsia Announces Multistakeholder Collaboration to Develop Wildlife Friendly® Framework for Internet and ICT Companies
DotAsia Organisation announces today a collaboration led by Tx2 Ambassador: Ajitora (http://www.ajitora.asia), bringing together the Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Association (HKISPA), Internet Society Hong Kong ...
Wildlife Friendly® Enterprise Network Welcomes DotAsia as a Founding Non-Governmental Network Member
DotAsia Becomes First Global Internet Company to Join the Wildlife Friendly® Enterprise Network Supporting Tiger Conservation. DotAsia Organisation, who operates the global ".Asia" Top-Level Domain (TLD) as a not-for-profit ...