From Asia / For Asia

From.Asia/For.Asia is our philosophy. Proceeds from every “.Asia” domain name sale help support our Community Projects contributing to Internet education and advancement in Asia.  While cultivating the “.Asia” domain space is at the heart of our mission, our core mandate is to promote Internet development in Asia.

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About DotAsia Organisation

DotAsia Organisation is a not-for-profit, community membership-based organization headquartered in Hong Kong. We are the Registry Operator for the .Asia top-level-domain (TLD) – the designated web address for Asia and Asian communities worldwide.

Our Vision & Mission

The Vision of DotAsia is to create a globally visible domain that embodies the successful, cooperative atmosphere established within the Pan-Asia and Asia-Pacific Internet community to accelerate the overall growth of the region.


The Mission of DotAsia is:

  • To sponsor, establish and operate a regional Internet namespace with global recognition and regional significance, dedicated to the needs of the Pan-Asia and Asia-Pacific Internet community.
  • To reinvest surpluses in socio-technological advancement initiatives relevant to the Pan-Asia and Asia-Pacific Internet community; and,
  • To operate a viable not-for-profit initiative that is a technically advanced, world-class TLD registry for the Pan-Asia and Asia-Pacific community.

Our Story

Over the Years



July 2007

Pioneer Domains Program

Pioneer Domains Program: Let Your Ideas Take Flight!
The Pioneer Domains Program — — was conceived to encourage visionaries from all fields to design innovative and relevant websites with the best .Asia domains…

October 2007
.Asia Multi-phased Sunrise

The Beginning – A Brilliant Sunrise & Landrush
Going hand in hand with our mission, before going Live (first-come-first-serve registration) on March 26, 2008, DotAsia successfully completed the Sunrise and Landrush periods from October 9, 2007 to March 12, 2008…

February 2008

.Asia Landrush phase

Landrush for .Asia Begins Worldwide! Registration Available to Everyone!
Celebrities, Companies & Charitable Institutions adopt .Asia as their Internet home in Asia …
March 2008

.Asia Go Live!

.Asia Landrush Closes with Half a Million Domain Name Applications
.Asia registry will Go Live on March 26, domain names will be available on a First-Come-First-Served basis …

February 2009

Launch of NetMission.Asia

25 Top Students to be Selected for the NetMission.Asia Program
Recruitment is underway for young volunteers from Hong Kong’s top tertiary institutes and universities to take part in the NetMission Ambassadors Program …

November 2010
DotAsa Launch DNSSEC

Afilias and DotAsia Collaborate on DNSSEC Implementation for .ASIA
.ASIA top-level domain is one of the pioneer domain registries in Asia to enable the secure DNS standard …

March 2011
DotAsia Partners with Macao Government to run .MO
DotAsia to Support Macao Government in the Development of the “.MO” Top-Level-Domain into a World-Class Registry
DotAsia Organisation is proud to announce its new venture in Macao to support the Macao government in the operation of the “.MO” top-level-domain …
April 2011

Launch Internationalized Domain Names (IDN)

Launch Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) in Chinese, Japanese and Korean
Asia is continuing its rapid growth as the world’s most populated Internet marketplace, with an expectation to expand to more than 2 billion Internet users in 2013 …

July 2013

DotAsia Releases Premium 1&2 Character and 3&4 Numeric Domains via Auction

1&2 Character and 3&4 Numeric .Asia Domains Available Soon
DotAsia announced today the release of never before registered, 1&2 character and 3&4 numeric .Asia domains. Premium domains such as,, and, while 3&4 numeric domains such as,, and will be …


DotAsia Forms Sister Company Namesphere for New Top-level-domain Applications

Namesphere – Internet of Names
We navigate the Internet by using names. Whether you are directly typing in a domain name (e.g. or if you browse by click, shoot or search, domain names are the underlying addressing system for Internet …

DotAsia Partners with Asian film Awards

Asian Films Awards: The Oscars of Asia
Inaugurated in 2007, the Asian Film Awards (AFA) celebrates excellence in Asian cinema through the annual presentation of awards to the many diverse talents and films that make up the dynamic film industries …
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January 2016

Ajitora Joins .Asia as Mascot and Stakeholder Engagement Manager

Ajitora Appointed as a Tx2 Ambassador in January 2016
The Tx2 goals are supported by other organizations including Global Tiger Forum (GTF), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and TRAFFIC …


.Asia Updates Charter Eligibility Requirements 

The .ASIA Crystal Ball Sees A Bright Future Following Liberalised Eligibility
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 …

DotAsia Publishes Youth Mobility Index

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 …

February 2019

.Asia TLD now Licensed for Sale in China

.Asia Top-Level-Domain Now Licensed for Sale in China
DotAsia Organisation Ltd, operator of the .Asia regional top-level-domain is pleased to announce that the .Asia extension has received accreditation from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) to once again market in China …
May 2020

DotAsia Organisation Governance Enhancement

DotAsia Announces Organizational Governance Enhancements
The DotAsia Board is pleased to announce a series of governance enhancements to the DotAsia Organisation…

Connecting Asia with One Domain