10/19/2006

ICANN Approves Domain for Asia-Pacific

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 9:36 pm

The Internet will soon have a domain to unify businesses and other users in the Asia-Pacific region. A key oversight agency has approved a “.asia” domain for Internet addresses, supplementing suffixes available for individual countries, such as “.cn” for China and “.jp” for Japan. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers earlier approved “.eu” for the European Union.

Made up of groups that run domain names for China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and other countries, the DotAsia Organization Ltd. plans to explore permitting domain names in Asian languages under “.asia.” ICANN also has been exploring allowing suffixes in other languages, too, though that will take time and is unaffected by Wednesday’s decision on “.asia.”

Source: AP

 

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