The .asia top-level domain is now licensed and available for Chinese registrants once again. It follows receiving accreditation earlier this year from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
“We are very excited to be in China again and look forward to taking our work with Chinese retail partners to the next level,” said Edmon Chung, CEO of DotAsia Organisation. “China is an important market to the .asia community we serve, we will be working closely with our long-time technology partner Afilias to be there for our local and regional customers.”
The Chinese domain name market is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing, and its country code top-level domain (ccTLD) .cn is the world’s largest with over 22.7 million registrations.
Previously available for registration within China, DotAsia suspended registrations to Chinese customers in 2017 out of respect for the MIIT’s licensing policy. The official accreditation of .asia domains by MIIT in 2019 means that customers will once again be able to register and host .asia domains with domain registrars and resellers in China.