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Booming Asia is about to get a key indicator showing that it has arrived in internet terms — its own domain suffix.

Starting in October, the first net addresses ending in .asia will be assigned, DotAsia Organization Ltd. said Thursday.

The non-profit group, representing countries including China, Japan and India, will start giving names to governments and registered trademark holders in October, and follow up with companies in mid-November.

Potential registrants must be based in Asia, including Australia and New Zealand.

Asian internet users can now use a name reflecting their country of origin (like .ca identifies Canadian sites) or the widely used .com for commercial sites....
Internetz FTW!

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2...a.html?ref=rss
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lol.
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ROFLMAO @ madein.asia
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hahahaha
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post #5 of 15
This marks the beginning of the end of net neutrality
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I don't think this is a good thing. What happened to being universal? I smell imperialism.
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When will we get a .mars domain?
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Why would Australia and NEw Zealand want .asia we have .com.au and .co.nz
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Well it's a good news, at least when I'll mistype an adress .com, I won't arrive on some Asian page asking me to install language packs, great news, I'm sure I'll never make the type of replacing .com by .asia
    
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post #10 of 15
this won't change current addresses, you know that right guys?

it's for new registrations...

This is good, cause it allows companies to more accurately choose their domain name.

if cheapcrap.com is taken, cheapcrap.asia can still be used by a company from asia that gets it done even cheaper.
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