".asia" domain applications near 300,000 on opening of registration
Friday, February 29, 2008
The new generic top-level domain, ".asia", met with an Internet landrush following the February 20 launch of the Asia-Pacific domain. Applications have not only come from Asian countries, but also from Europe and North America. Asia accounted for 35% of all applications with Europe and North America taking 40% and 24% respectively.
According to the DotAsia Organization, global application on launch were approximately 266,700. Currently Dotalliance Inc. & EuroDNS S.A. are the top two registrars.
With the ".asia" domain having become notable, many more applications are expected before the closing date of March 12.
|This is a complete or partial translation of the article ".Asia全球搶灘潮 申請量單日逼近三十萬", from the Chinese language Wikinews, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License.|
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