The History of the dot ASIA Domain Name
The .asia tld (top level domain) domain name was originally approved by ICANN (Internet Corporation of Names and Numbers) in October 2006. As f March 2012 there were over 210,000 .asia domain names registered. If you are looking to grow your business in Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, China, India or any where else in the Asia community having a .asia domain name is a logical first step.
Who Can Register a dot ASIA Domain Name?
Any one can register the .asia domain name. However, either the Registrant (owner of the domain name), Administrative contact, Technical contact, or Billing contact must meet the Charter Eligibility Requirement, which is to be a legal entity in the DotAsia Community.
How Long can you Register a dot ASIA Domain Name?
You can only register a .asia domain name for up to a total of 10 years.
How Long Can you Renew a dot ASIA Domain Name?
A .asia domain name can be renewed from 1 to 10 years, however the resulting renewal can not exceed a total of 10 years. Should your .asia domain expire you have a 40 day grace period to renew, however your .asia domain name will stop working while in the renewal grace period. Following the renewal grace period is the Redemption Grace Period which is 30 days. Redemption Grace Period is a last chance to get your .asia domain name back.
Can I Transfer my dot ASIA Domain Name to KARTHOST?
Yes you can transfer your .asia domain name to KARTHOST. All successful transfers will include a 1 year renewal. Transfer procedure is similar to transferring a .com. There is the same 60 day transfer lock after all new .asia renewals.
How Do I Transfer my dot ASIA Domain to KARTHOST?
To Transfer your .asia domain name to KARTHOST, you need to purchase a domain name transfer. To make sure you domain is ready to transfer please read this KARTHOST Knowledgebase article Is your domain prepared to be transferred?
Can I add ID Protection to my dot ASIA Domain Name?
No ID Protection is available for .asia domain names.
Does the dot ASIA Domain Name have Domain Theft Protection
Yes the .asia does have Theft (Domain Lock) Protection. This is managed in your KARTHOST Customer Center area.
Can I move my dot ASIA Domain Name from one KARTHOST Account to another?
Yes you can contact our support department to request your .asia domain name be moved to a .asia qualified new owner that is also a KARTHOST customer. Both parties must approve the move.