Effective from the 15th of July 2017, the .asia registry will simplify its eligibility requirements and will no longer require an address in the Asia-Pacific region for registration of a .asia domain. The new wording in the so-called Charter Eligibility Declaration is that all “entities that have established, seeking or have nexus relationship and presence within the Sponsor Community” are eligible to register a .asia domain.
The changes on the 15th of July in Openprovider will be the following:
- No local presence is required for .asia registrations anymore
- All domains currently using our local presence service will automatically be updated
- No additional contact fields are required for Asian domain contacts anymore
Those changes will simplify the management of .asia domains to the same level as most other gTLDs like .com.