The domain ‘.xxx’ may not have been allowed the other month, but ‘.asia’ has been given the all-clear by ICANN – which may very well target the same sites, to be honest.
A Hong Kong-based company, DotAsia, won the right to set up the domain, which is pretty lucky for namesake’s, err, sake. “The .asia domain acts like a channel or a portal, showing your commitment to the Asia market as a whole,” said Edmon Chung from DotAsia about the deal. It’s thought that the new domain suffix will be popular amongst governments, offices and tourism companies, and any who are interested in acquiring a new ‘.asia’ URL for themselves can register interest during the initial offer period, with the general public allowed to bid for domain names from February onwards. Form an orderly queue, now.