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New York, July 9, 2012 - Martial Arts Superstar Donnie Yen is arriving in New York today to receive the prestigious Star Asia Award from the New York Asian Film Festival. He will also announce the launch of his official website http://www.DonnieYen.asia and his first charity platform Go.Asia.

Donnie first started working with the DotAsia Organisation in 2011 to support and promote charities in Hong Kong. Edmon Chung, CEO of DotAsia Organisation, remarks "Donnie recognized very early that .ASIA is the one domain extension that allowed him to reach our diverse region with one cohesive web address.  We are very delighted to partner with him on various charity projects such as Go.asia, he is truly an inspiration.  I hope through both Donnieyen.asia and Go.asia Donnie is able to outreach and unite his fans within and beyond the region, creating awareness and impact on charity works that are close to his and our hearts."

The benefits of building Donnieyen.asia, as his virtual home to connect with fans across Asia and around the globe were obvious. At first Donnie relied on his Weibo (Twitter in China) and Facebook fan page account to communicate with his fans.  However, due to the restricted and partial access of these accounts, particularly for his Chinese followers, he soon discovered that third-party proprietary platforms are unable to provide a complete solution.  With http://www.donnieyen.asia, he can now communicate with all of his fans, through a regional Internet extension that truly represents where he is from and reflects his identity.

The .ASIA domain extension is Asia's regional domain dedicated to the Asia market.  It is the one domain that instantly turns your website, your brand into an Asia friendly name.  And that makes a difference here, where relationships mean business.

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Extends Free 7" Android Tablet Offer to Any New .ASIA Domain

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Hong Kong, 23 June 2012 - DotAsia is pleased to announce the successful "Go-Live" launch for Chinese, Japanese & Korean IDN (Internationalized Domain Name) registrations for the .Asia Top-Level Domain on June 21, 2012. Amidst the wave of new gTLDs being introduced, .Asia is the first new gTLD from Asia dedicated to the Asian community around the world. IDN .Asia registrations will be accepted on a First-Come-First-Served basis from Go Live (http://www.domains.asia).

According to research findings, it is estimated that Internet users will reach 2.2 billion by 2013, with Asia remaining the biggest global growth engine, and that 17% of the world's online population will live in China in 2013.  "That means the majority of new Internet users will not speak English and will interact fully in their own native language," adds Edmon Chung, CEO of the DotAsia Organisation. "Having a domain name that speaks their language will be critical to allow them to find you, especially considering the search engine optimization (SEO) benefits in capturing domain names matching keywords users are looking for."

Hand in hand with the launch of CJK (Chinese, Japanese & Korean) IDN is the extension of the FreeB program (http://www.freeb.asia) to IDN .Asia registrations. Now, registrants of both ASCII and IDN .Asia names will receive free gifts exclusively from DotAsia:

- Free 7" Android Tablet (with Camera) with any 10-year .Asia registration
- Free Bluetooth Keyboard with any 5-year .Asia registration
- Free Stylus pen with any 2-year .Asia registration
- Free Headphone with any 1-year .Asia registration

The FreeB program from DotAsia highlights Asia's continuation as the center of cool, bargain gadgets. ".Asia is the one domain that connects you to Asia, the largest and fastest growing Internet marketplace," says Chung. "We believe that new gTLDs will bring new models to the domain market and DotAsia's FreeB program represents one of the many innovations to come that could challenge existing mindsets and bring about new uses of domain names. For example, it would be exciting to see .Asia domain names being used on tablet PCs as central nodes for personal clouds."

 

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Beatrice Chan
+852-2368-8173
beartice[at]dot.asia

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Hong Kong, 16 September 2011 - The DotAsia Organisation is proud to announce the launch of Landrush.Asia (http://www.landrush.asia), a platform where potential registrants can apply for their ".Asia" IDN directly. They can select from a list of participating registrars on the site and then apply for the best Chinese, Japanese and Korean Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) before it opens up for first-come-first-served registrations.
 
"Landrush.Asia is an effort from DotAsia to help registrants from Asia and registrars around the world to offer first in line registrations for Chinese, Japanese and Korean '.Asia' domain names," says Edmon Chung, CEO of the DotAsia Organisation says, "DotAsia is committed to promoting Internet development and adoption in Asia, and native language domain names (i.e. IDN) is an important part of driving accessibility to the hundreds of millions of users coming online in Asia.  As both a tool for direct navigation and for enhancing SEO (Search Engine Optimization), IDN also helps businesses around the world to reach the Asian Internet marketplace, where users are actively searching online in their own language."
 
The ".Asia" IDN domain names has been very well received in Asia, especially in China, with more than half of the close to 10,000 ".Asia" IDNs have already been asked for being Chinese domains. The CJK .Asia IDN Landrush period is open for another month and will close on October 11, 2011. For further inquiries about the Chinese, Japanese and Korean .Asia IDN Landrush, please go to http://www.idn.asia
 
 
About DotAsia Organisation
 
DotAsia Organisation is a regional not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote Internet development and adoption around Asia. DotAsia oversees the ".Asia" top-level Internet domain name, and is formed as an open membership consortium of official domain authorities around the region, including .CN (China), .JP (Japan), .KR (Korea), .IN (India), .NZ (New Zealand), .PH (Philippines), etc., and regional Internet organizations including APNIC, APNG, APCERT, PAN and APTLD. DotAsia has a core mandate towards digital inclusion, education and research and development.
 
Since the launch of the ".Asia" registry in March 2008, DotAsia has been proactively contributing to the Internet and cultural community in Asia. Today, DotAsia is already supporting many community projects in the region: Relief.Asia (http://www.relief.asia), ISIF.Asia (R&D Grants Fund -- http://www.isif.asia), CreativeCommons.Asia (http://www.creativecommons.asia), OLPC.Asia (One-Laptop-Per-Child Initiative in Asia -- http://www.olpc.asia), DSF.Asia (Digital Solidarity Fund -- http://hk.dsf.asia), OSS.Asia (Open Source Software consortium -- http://www.oss.asia), and NetMission.Asia (youth volunteer program & network -- http://www.netmission.asia).
 

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Landrush for .Asia IDN Begins Today

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Around 10,000 .Asia IDNs already asked for at Close of Sunrise

Hong Kong, August 2, 2011 - Following the successful completion of Sunrise, DotAsia today announces the opening of Landrush (http://idn.asia) for Chinese, Japanese and Korean ".Asia" Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) starting August 2, closing October 11, 2011.

During the Sunrise and Pioneer Domains application periods, around 2,000 applications were received, along with 2,500 domains each for Chinese, Japanese and Korean IDNs requested for oversight by governments.  In total, close to 10,000 ".Asia" IDNs have already been asked for at the close of Sunrise on July 25.

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Hong Kong, 2011 July 12 - Following the approval from ICANN for the implementation of the new gTLD (Generic Top-Level Domain) program, DotAsia today announces its plans to support new gTLDs from Asia, including its own IDN (Internationalized Domain Name) TLDs: ".亚洲/.亞洲 ", ".アジア", ".아시아", etc. and applications from other Asian new gTLD applicants.

"As one of the latest new gTLD ourselves, and as a not-for-profit organization with a core mandate to promote Internet development and adoption in Asia, DotAsia is well equipped to provide support to new gTLD aspirants from Asia.  We believe our experience and understanding in the ICANN process, domain policies, technology and market will help Asian new gTLDs, for profit or community initiatives become successful," says Edmon Chung, Cheif Executive Officer of DotAsia.  "Domain names are analogous to real-estate on the Internet, and this opening of new gTLDs by ICANN is like a watershed deregulation.  We are eager and prepared to lend our expertise and to assist Asian initiatives so Asia does not lose out on this 'land grab'.  Domain names are also an important Internet resource that supports development, especially the introduction of Asian language IDN gTLDs."

DotAsia is planning to offer support to new gTLD applicants from Asia, assisting in the application process, development of policies, finances, community development and other aspects of applying, creating and operating a new gTLD.  Interested parties are welcome to inquire further at: info@ngtld.asia.

Meanwhile, building on the successful Sunrise and Landrush launch of English alphanumeric (ASCII) .Asia domain registrations in 2007 and 2008, the Sunrise (i.e. Priority Registration) for Chinese, Japanese and Korean Internationalized Domain Name (IDN -- web address represented in local languages) continues with a similar phased approach to ensure an orderly introduction of IDN .Asia domains. Sunrise (http://www.idn.asia) and the Pioneer Domains Program (http://pioneer.domains.asia), opened on May 11, will close on July 25, 2011.

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Activities in the Cloud

March 14, 2012

  • DotAsia tweeted, "RT @LinnDM: Has someone else applied for your DotBrand? Check the list of announced TLD applications: http://t.co/ELliP5jG #ICANN #New gTLD"

March 1, 2012

  • DotAsia tweeted, "China's MIIT new rules on pre-approval for China-based #newgTLD applicant #ICANN http://t.co/lW93klk6"

February 26, 2012

  • DotAsia tweeted, "DotAsia Annual General Meeting watch here http://t.co/Oqckj5tL"

December 8, 2011

  • DotAsia tweeted, "Congrats to Dr. Xiaodong LEE, also a Board member of DotAsia, appointed as ICANN VP Asia today http://t.co/swrDCnUc"

December 6, 2011

  • DotAsia tweeted, "for those who wish to operate new gTLD in China, this is so far the most clear guideline from the Chinese gove… (cont) http://t.co/LlInV7nJ"

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