Looming eligibility changes to the .asia TLD will mean any person or individual anywhere in the world will be able to register a .asia domain name, providing they have a connection with Asia.
The changes will mean global communities doing business in Asia and Asian communities living outside the region will be able to register .asia domain names without local presence requirements and eliminating checks, simplifying the registration process.
The current eligibility requirements require businesses and individuals to be in Asia, or to have a local presence requirement.
The changes, currently in draft form, are to the .Asia Charter Eligibility Requirement Policies and are scheduled to come into force on 17 July 2017 with no further changes.
There are currently around 215,000 .asia domains under management with over 80% (based on registrant contact information) from within the region, led by China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia.
Lexsynergy is a .asia registrar and can help you secure trademark within this important TLD. Email us at [email protected].