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|.ASIA is a sponsored TLD serving as a regional domain for companies, organizations, and individuals based in Asia, Australia, and the Pacific. DotAsia is the Sponsoring Organisation and Registry Operator for the .Asia. Though a local presence is required for registration, HEXONET provides a free CED contact for anyone registrant without a local address.|
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Domains can be registered with the API AddDomain command.
command = AddDomain domain = (DOMAIN)
ownercontact0 = (CONTACT) admincontact0 = (CONTACT) techcontact0 = (CONTACT) billingcontact0 = (CONTACT) nameserver0 = (NAMESERVER) nameserver1 = (NAMESERVER)
auth = (TEXT) | (NULL) period = (PERIOD) transferlock = 0 | 1 | (NULL) X-ASIA-CED-ACCEPT-TRUSTEE-TAC = 0 | 1 Necessary if no trustee is selected: X-ASIA-MAINTAINERURL = (TEXT) (max. 255 chars) X-ASIA-CED-CONTACT = registrant | admin | tech | billing X-ASIA-CED-CCLOCALITY = (COUNTRY) X-ASIA-CED-LOCALITYSP = (TEXT) (max. 255 chars) X-ASIA-CED-LOCALITYCITY = (TEXT) (max. 255 chars) X-ASIA-CED-LEGALENTITYTYPE = naturalPerson | corporation | cooperative | partnership | government | politicalParty | society | institution | other Type of Entity. X-ASIA-CED-IDENTFORM = passport | certificate | legislation | societyRegistry | politicalPartyRegistry | other X-ASIA-CED-IDENTNUMBER = (TEXT) (max. 255 chars) X-ASIA-CED-OTHERLETYPE = (TEXT) (max. 255 chars) X-ASIA-CED-OTHERIDENTFORM = (TEXT) (max. 255 chars) X-ASIA-MAINTAINERURL = (TEXT) (max. 255 chars) X-ASIA-NOTF-CONTACT = (CONTACT)
Special registration information at TLD specific
There is a special procedure to handle a domain transfer. Please contact our Support-Team if you should need further information.
command = TransferDomain domain = (DOMAIN)
auth = (TEXT) | (NULL)
period = (PERIOD) transferlock = 0 | 1 | (NULL) action = REQUEST | APPROVE | DENY | CANCEL | USERTRANSFER
Domains can be deleted with the API DeleteDomain command.
There is no Deletion Restorable Period.
command = DeleteDomain domain = (DOMAIN)
command = RestoreDomain domain = (DOMAIN)
subuser = (TEXT) renewalmode = (NULL) | (TEXT)
command = ModifyDomain domain = (DOMAIN)
ownercontact0 = (CONTACT)
Specification of extensions
X-ASIA-MAINTAINERURL = <TEXT> (max. 255 chars)
This field is optional. If you want to utilize this field, it can contain the URL and/or name of the party responsible for maintaining the domain. The maintainer is defined by ICANN as "a person that has been designated by the Registrar for the registration of the domain (for example a reseller, could also depend on the registrant)."
X-ASIA-NOTF-CONTACT = <CONTACT>
An Operations and Notifications Contact (OPN/NOTF Contact) is submitted to designate the point of contact to whom documentary evidence requests, auction invitations, and reminders are to be sent. If no OPN Contact is nominated by the registrant, the Sponsoring Registrar should be designated as the point of contact.
Notifications and communications regarding documentary evidence for an application will be sent to both the OPN Contact and the Sponsoring Registrar. Updates to the OPN Contact will not be permitted during the Sunrise period.
The Registry does not guarantee that any changes to OPN Contact will be effected in the notification system immediately. The sponsoring registrar is responsible to inform those applicants who updated their OPN Contact that they must continue to accept and expect notifications being sent to their previous OPN Contact for a reasonable period of time after the submission of the changes.
In order to be eligible for a .ASIA domain, at least one of the Domain Contacts associated with the Domain Name must be an existing and current legal entity in the DotAsia Community. The Charter Eligibility Declaration Policy can be viewed at 1
The DotAsia Community is defined based on the geographical boundaries described by the ICANN Asia / Australia / Pacific region: 2
CED contact extensions
X-ASIA-CED-ACCEPT-TRUSTEE-TAC = 0 | 1
Enables our "trustee service".
X-ASIA-CED-CONTACT = registrant | admin | tech | billing
Indicates which contact should be used as CED.
X-ASIA-CED-CCLOCALITY = <COUNTRY>
Location or domicile of the Entity (based on the corresponding ISO3166 code).
X-ASIA-CED-LOCALITYSP = <TEXT> (max. 255 chars)
Province of establishment of the CED.
X-ASIA-CED-LOCALITYCITY = <TEXT> (max. 255 chars)
City of establishment of the CED.
X-ASIA-CED-LEGALENTITYTYPE = naturalPerson | corporation | cooperative | partnership | government | politicalParty | society | institution | other Type of Entity.
a. Corporations or Companies
c. Partnerships or Collectives
d. Government Bodies, States, Sovereigns or Municipalities
e. Political parties or Trade Unions
f. Trusts, Estates, Associations or Societies
h. Natural Persons
X-ASIA-CED-IDENTFORM = passport | certificate | legislation | societyRegistry | politicalPartyRegistry | other
Form of Identification
a. Certificate of Incorporation or equivalent business registration certificate issued by the relevant government registry as confirmation of the due incorporation and valid existence of the company.
b. Act, decree or legislation chartering the formation of an entity
c. Societies Registry or equivalent registry for non-corporate entities
d. Political Parties Registry
e. Passport or Citizenship ID
X-ASIA-CED-IDENTNUMBER = <TEXT> (max. 255 chars)
Identification Number / Code of Reference (e.g. Passport number, Business Certificate number, Act or Legislation number/code, etc.).
X-ASIA-CED-OTHERLETYPE = <TEXT> (max. 255 chars)
X-ASIA-CED-OTHERIDENTFORM = <TEXT> (max. 255 chars)
If the legal entity type or form of identification is "other", please enter the appropriate information to support the claim. Information submitted for the CED Contact, except where privacy considerations for personal data dictates (e.g. passport number), will be included in publicly accessible WHOIS databases to allow for public inspection of applicants' eligibility. Registered Domain holders who are found to have provided false or misleading information will have their domain registration cancelled.
Changing the Trustee Contact for a successfully registered .ASIA domain
Due to restrictions of the DotAsia Registry, you need to perform 2 different commands in order to change the trustee of a .ASIA domain:
command = ModifyDomain domain = (DOMAIN) addbillingcontact0 = (CONTACT)
Delete old contact and replace CED contact:
command = ModifyDomain domain = (DOMAIN) delbillingcontact0 = (CONTACT) X-ASIA-TRUSTEE-TAC = 0 X-ASIA-TRUSTEE-CONTACT = billing
No special procedures.