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About .asia Domain Names

The .asia top-level domain name (TLD) is an ICANN-sponsored domain name extension that represents the Asia-Pacific region. A .asia domain name gives you exposure to the region as a whole, as opposed to individual countries, such as a .jp or .cn extension. This extension is particularly useful for companies that conduct business in different Asian countries because securing the .asia domain name gives you regional recognition, makes it easier to manage your Web presence, and increases your exposure to the growing number of Internet users in the Asia-Pacific region.

Who can register .asia domain names?

If your business, organization, or community group is located in the Asia-Pacific region or if at least one of your domain name contacts resides there, you can register a .asia domain name.

Domain names can be up to 63 characters, with a minimum of three characters, and can contain letters (a to z), numbers (0 to 9), and hyphens (except at the beginning or end of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #. We support Chinese, Japanese, and Korean IDNs (Internationalized Domain Names).

What countries are included in the Asia-Pacific region for .asia domain names?

Countries included in the Asia-Pacific region for .asia domain name purposes are:

  • Afghanistan
  • Antarctica
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos (Keeling Islands)
  • Cook Islands
  • Cyprus
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Georgia
  • Heard Island and McDonald Islands
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Lebanon
  • Macao
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Myanmar
  • Mongolia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • New Zealand
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Terroitories
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • Sri Lanka
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Viet Nam
  • Samoa
  • Yemen

Which registry controls .asia domain names?

DotAsia is the registry for .asia domain names.

For how long can I register .asia domain names?

The minimum registration length for .asia domain names is 1 year and they may be registered for a maximum of 10 years.

When do .asia domain names renew?

Your .asia domain name renews on its expiration date.

If we cannot auto-renew the domain name and you do not manually renew it by the 12th day after its expiration date, you must redeem it. There might be a fee for the redemption. See Recovering Expired Domain Names for instructions on the redemption.

For example: Your .asia domain name expires on October 10. If your domain name does not renew automatically, you can renew it manually by October 28.

Can I transfer .asia domain names to my account with you?

Yes. See Transfer domain names to GoWebsite for information on the process to transfer your .asia domain name to us.

The transfer process for .asia domain names typically takes 10-14 days.

How do I transfer .asia domain names from you to another registrar?

See Transferring Domain Names to Another Registrar for information on transferring a .asia domain name to a different registrar.

Can I add privacy and protection to .asia domain names?

Neither privacy nor domain name protection are available for .asia domain names.

Can I backorder .asia domain names?

We do not currently support the backorder of .asia domain names.

Can I move .asia domain names to another account with you?

Yes. See Move a domain to another GoWebsite account for instructions to initiate a move of your .asia domain name to a different account with us.

Can I update the contact information for .asia domain names?


If you have a .asia domain name, you can update information for the contact responsible for it. That's the CED contact. The new contact must be located in the Asia-Pacific region.

To Update CED Information for .asia Domain Names

  1. Log in to your GoWebsite account.
  2. Next to Domains, click Manage.
  3. Select the .asia domains you want to update.
  4. From the Contacts menu, select .ASIA CED Contacts.
  5. From Form of entity , select the entity type for the CED contact you selected.
  6. From Form of identification, select the identification type that warrants the CED contact you selected as the legal entity in the Asia-Pacific region.
  7. In Identification number, enter the number from the form of identification you selected.
  8. Click OK.

Are there nameserver requirements for my .asia domain names?

No. Any valid nameservers may be used with .asia domain names.

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