Thursday, October 8, 2009

Dot Asia Domains

EnCirca, an ICANN-accredited .Asia registrar, is now accepting applications for the second Sunrise phase for .asia domains. The DotAsia registry reports that over 15,000 trademark applications were received during its first month.

The second .asia sunrise phase lasts until January 15, 2008. Applications are limited to trademarks registered prior to December 6, 2006 as well as any domain containing a Registered Trademark.

During a Pre-Sunrise period, Asian governments were invited to submit their list of cities, cultural places and famous travel destinations for a Reserved Names List. Any Asian government who has not yet secured their names, should contact EnCirca immediately. Eligibility during the Sunrise period is open to trademarks and company names registered in any jurisdiction in the world.

"Trademark owners are advised to get their applications in as early as possible," says Tom Barrett, President of EnCirca, .Asia registrar. "This second sunrise phase includes a much larger pool of trademarks than the first phase." (

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